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photoblog image Alcobaça monastry - from inside the nave
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Alcobaça monastry - from inside the nave


I am still posting Portugal pictures. This is from inside the church of the Alcobaça monastry.


With this picture, I cut the visit to the monastry short. It is not impossible that in future some more pictures will pop up, as "from the bin" cases.


The eye op went well enough. It take some time to determine a final result, but right now I am looking at the screen with both eyes.



comments (14)

This is a really fine image, perfect in black and white. I hope your eyes have a good final result.
Louis: Thank you, Larry - yes, I hope for the good final result as well.
Congratulations on your return - with both eyes! I'm so glad the op went well...
I LOVE this image - it's a gorgeous comp and looks great in B&W!
Louis: Thank you Elizabeth. That op was quite interesting - with a block anaesthetic I could hear the doctors talking, the one in charge telling his sister (also an eye specialist) exactly what he is doing. I could see in silhouette mode what he was doing in my eye - even the membrane when it was removed! Just to explain: his sister is my original eye doctor, who did the lens replacements last year. When consultation showed up the pucker, we decided to make use of her brother who has a lot more experience in 'back of the eye' operations. She attended for the sake of experience.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 29 Jan 2018, 06:21
Welcome back, Louis - delighted that your op was successful
Louis: Thanks a lot, Lisl.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Jan 2018, 06:56
Oh, you are back, Louis, with such a fine image and view!
Louis: Thank you, Philine - glad you think so.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 29 Jan 2018, 07:05
Good to know all is ok Louis

These doors are solid and forbidding
Louis: Thank you, Chris. Very solid, indeed.
Good to have you back and pleased the op went well. Fingers crossed the final result is a good one.
Louis: Thanks, Bill. The fingers are properly crossed.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 29 Jan 2018, 08:09
This image reminds me of an advent calendar, with pictures behind the doors.
Louis: Interesting comparison. I remember those calendars.
Bless you, Louis, and welcome back, indeed. I've just had prisms added to my lenses so that I don't see double (long distance) anymore. However, it has meant some skewing of my short-distance, which is taking some getting used to. (sigh) Not exactly the same as your situation but I have a certain sympathy for what you're going through. Hang in there/
Louis: Thank you Ginnie. Ah, choices to make. Like I had to choose long or short distance viewing, with my lens replacements last year. I chose for long distance. Now, almost a year later, I am still battling to have reading glasses with me. A pair at the bed, a pair around the neck and a pair at the PC. And I still misplace them.
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 29 Jan 2018, 11:37
You did a fine job to capture this with one eye, Louis!
Louis: Oh well, the view finder accommodate one eye at a time, anyway.
I like this shot Louis, great contrast between the inside and outside that really works for me. I'm so glad to read it appears your eye operation has worked, hopefully it will get even better day by day, no doubt you will be having follow up check ups from tiem to time.
Louis: Thank you Brian. Yes, the check-ups are scheduled.
This is a wonderful opener for your turn - two windows and two eyes on the world.
Louis: That is what I like about your comments, Mary. You usually are onto my little hidden meanings, with a posting. I was considering another picture to post, but then the double opening drew my attention.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Jan 2018, 15:24
Congratulations and welcome back. The fact that you can look at the screen with two eyes is wonderful.
What a fabulous picture and I love it that the steps are worn out. Great choice of B&W.
Louis: Thank you, Astrid. Something that came out with the b&w conversion. The door sill is unusually high, requiring one to lift your feet high, when stepping over it. The central door post show a marking on each side, where people place their hands to steady themselves, when stepping over the sill. Also, the right hand opening is usually the exit door, so people wore the steps out to the side - that is in the process of grabbing for the door post. To think that so many people over so many years, did exactlt the same thing.
Lovely shot, Louis.
Louis: Thank you Tom.
good to have you back and that the procedure went well, Louis. this is a fine composition, i like the panels with their carvings. it reminds me of those at my grandparent's place.

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