Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cross and Cannon


A common combination over History
Small old fortress next to the marina at Oeiras. The place was equipped with artillery in the 18th century.

18 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Adoro sinos!Essa sua foto está maravilhosa, o muro de pedras também é fantastico!
Léia

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Wow JM! I really really Love White wash Buildings! It reminds me of Santorini one of my Dream Places ever! This shot is amazing! The Perspective is really Exquisite!

Steven^^

Olivier said...

on se croirait dans un film comme "fort alamo" ;) beau decor

Kate said...

The combination of the two has always confused me, but it exists everywhere throughout history. I think I prefer the cross...

Sharon said...

All too common! Interesting perspective on this shot.

Halcyon said...

This is beautiful! I love the bell and the old stone wall. Wonderful find!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Two such different symbols against the blue sky, excellent shot JM.

Carolina Tavares said...

Gosto dos canhões e das sentinelas nas fortalezas. Gosto da cruz e dos nas igrejas. E quando for necessário que se lance mão dos dois. Bela foto.

Sylvia K said...

The cross and the gun do seem to have held hands through history -- not really sure what that says about either. Terrific capture as always, JM! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

VP said...

The Power and the Glory, literally...

joo said...

Looks great against the sky!

Virginia said...

Maybe it's like covering your bases? LOL
V

Randy said...

What a great shot!

Dina said...

Very dramatic how you capture that shot and that thought.
As they say, "Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition."

Leif Hagen said...

I love the fortress, canon and cross set against the blue sky! Bravo Jose'!

T. Becque said...

So common, yet so contradictory...well for me anyway. :)

Jacob said...

What a fantastic photo. One could write a history of the Christian church based upon this photo - it says it all!

Francisca said...

And who did they have to fend off?