Monday, February 7, 2011

A Trip To Évora


The city of Évora is located in the Alentejo region, 108 kms east of Lisbon.
The old town centre, enclosed by medieval walls, is like an open-air museum with a large number of monuments dating from various historical periods. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In this photo: Roman Temple (early 1st century) and the Cathedral in the background (1186-1250).

25 comments:

Jill said...

Beautiful! I'd love to live around truly old buildings. The oldest things we have here are from the 1700's.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful angle in this picture.
I love the columns and the stones!
*** cada vez que clico para colocar um comentario, está abrindo uma pop up de propaganda, vc já observou isso?
abraços
Léia

Tanya said...

wow jm....amazing!!

Leif Hagen said...

Such a fantastic trip opportunity you had! Such a wonderful photo of 1st century history! Wow!

brattcat said...

What a wonderfully composed image.

Sharon said...

Such a contrast between the ancient and the modern buildings in this photo! This must be a great place to visit and photograph.

Small City Scenes said...

Timeless! MB

Dina said...

I wanna go there! Your picture is so exciting, beautiful!

Jacob said...

What a fantastic composition...such great contrasts! I love it! Those old columns, the newer buildings, the old cathedral...it's just great JM! That city would be a gold mine for photographers!

Lois said...

It's just beautiful JM! I love that cathedral and the columns of course.

joo said...

Hope you'll show us more photos of this amazing place - the Cathedral looks amazing!

Stickup Artist said...

Great composition with so much to enjoy. What a beautiful place you live in. So forward looking and modern, yet filled with so much history. I imagine it must give one a great sense of pride and belonging.

Jarart said...

The age is so hard to imagine! I hope we see more of this trip.

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic capture as always, JM! And such a fascinating place! As Jill wrote, the oldest buildings here are from the late 1600 - 1700s! That was one of the great things about living in Europe as long as I did and being able to see/visit so much history. Have a great week!

Sylvia

VP said...

What a great surprise! I am trying to remind something about Évora beyond the known things, but it keeps escaping my mind. Is it mentioned in some of Saramago's books?

JM said...

@VP: "Évora, Património da Humanidade" is a book about the city by José Saramago and Eduardo Gageiro (photos). Maybe this rings a bell. :-)

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

wow, really beautiful architecture.

T. Becque said...

Oh my gosh JM, astounding history right there in that one little area! Fantastic framing!

Randy said...

How wonderful! That cathedral is stunning.

Babzy said...

Evora only reminds me of Cesaria Evora ;) Nice Framing !

Klatuu o embuçado said...

Part of Portugal's soul - it is not only a city, is a endless tale of valour from the mists of time...

Cheers!

VP said...

@ JM - It was exactly that! Thanks!

Tiago Braga said...

great! amnazing

Steffe said...

Another fantastic scene.

Jack said...

Nicely composed photo. It would be great with any old shot, but with a well-composed image, magnificent!