Saturday, March 9, 2013

Cerca Moura (Moorish Wall)


Alfama, Lisbon
 
Lisbon was conquered to the Moors in 1147. This is the best preserved part of what was then a Moorish city defensive wall.

20 comments:

Dina said...

Nice wall! It looks well taken care of.

ladyfi said...

Beautiful wall and I love the shadow on it too!

Sharon said...

It's certainly built like a fortress wall.

TexWisGirl said...

what a cool piece of history!

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful old wall, great history and beautiful skies!! Doesn't get any better for those with a camera! Terrific capture, JM, as always! Enjoy your weekend!!

VP said...

I remember some Moorish castle or wall near Sintra, but I am not sure about it...

crocrodyl said...

Looks impressive. I like shadows on it.

RedPat said...

Love the composition of this one!

JM said...

@VP: You are right, there is a Moorish Castle in Sintra: http://oeirasdailyphoto.blogspot.pt/2011/07/moorish-castle.html

Halcyon said...

Fantastic piece of history!

Lowell said...

This Moorish Wall certainly looks in good shape considering its age. It was probably an effective deterrent, also, 'cause it would be hard to scale those walls.

Looks like a sunny day. Hope you received some warmth, too!

Kay said...

The shadows across this wall are a nice touch. It's amazing to me that something like this is still standing after so many years and earthquakes. . .

Randy said...

I can't get over all of the beautiful things in your city.

beatrice De said...

I love more architecture. The one you can see aswell in Andalousia.
Dans Lisbonne, si je me rappelle bien, il y a des vestiges d'autres envahisseurs, comme les Wisigoth, pas vrais ?

JM said...

@Beatrice: Yes, it's true. A couple of years ago they found a Visigothic necropolis right in the middle of a street at Cascais: http://oeirasdailyphoto.blogspot.pt/2009/03/bones-under-your-feet.html

Cezar and Léia said...

Esse muro fortaleza é maravilhoso!Adorei sua composiçao nessa foto, lindo detalhe do predio!
Léia

Stefan Jansson said...

Nice piece of history.

beatrice De said...

The one I remember was not so big, but colomnes in a privat garden. Don't know about new discovery.How did they discoved in the middle of the steet ? Digging for electricity or else ?

Carolina Tavares said...

A arquitetura é um precioso registro.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Fascinating to think that wall has been standing in that spot for so long JM.