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Torre de Belém - part 2


Manueline glory on the tower inside the fortification - Torre de Belém. There are some other styles, e.g. the Moorish-style watch towers there on top and the Rennaisance Loggia (hanging room extension). Inside this tower there are living quarters, an armory and a small prison. The statue in front is Our Lady of Safe Homecoming - sort of the sailors' saint.



comments (12)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Oct 2017, 01:04
It is quite lovely, Louis.
Louis: Thank you Ray.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 20 Oct 2017, 05:20
Cette tour est magnifique.
Louis: Je suis d'accord, Martine.
This is really beautiful! And it looks like he has blue eyes!
Louis: Should have been called the Sinatra tower smile
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 20 Oct 2017, 07:06
An impressive looking thing in wonderful sunshine Louis

We could do with some of that here in the soggy UK
Louis: It was warm, quite warm. As I was walking quite some distances, I bought a lot of bottled water along the way. If it was possible, I wouldn't mind exchanging some of our sunshine for your rain.
Most impressive,what fine detail
Louis: What is also impressive, is that the detail is till intact, after all those years.
Amazing decoration, isn't it?
Louis: True, Tom. Compared to some other old buildings in Europe, these decorations have survived the test of time in an impressive way.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 20 Oct 2017, 09:35
That is just one superb building, Louis
Louis: It truly is, Lisl.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 20 Oct 2017, 09:46
I like the ornate square look of the Portuguese buildings Louis.
Louis: You have just described the Manueline approach, in a nut shell.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Oct 2017, 09:57
Great - great- great! Yes, Manueline glory! Do you know the novel by Cees Nooteboom "Het volgende verhaal" playing in Lisboa?
Louis: Thank you Philine. No, I don't know that book.
Lovely building isn't it.
Louis: It truly is, Brian.
They would have been really upset if this had been peppered by cannonballs Louis
Louis: I can imagine... None of the reading matter I got hold of, mentioned any acts of aggression that would test the fortress' design.
i like the watch towers, Louis, and their peep holes. it must have been bright in that sunlight.

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