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Round Church in Convent of Christ, Tomar # 2


Some more views inside the round church.


On the left is the artist's (unknown to me) impression of the circumcission of Christ. Since the poor family was travelling to Egypt in secrecy, it is doubtful that the event would have been public and with so many important (by their clothing) people attending.


The middle picture has something to do with the crusades and Jerusalem.


The picture on the right shows an old brown organ pipe. They say it MAY be an indication that there was an organ in the round church at some time.


With this I am ending the visit to the Convent of Christ. I have many more pictures of the place and may post them somewhere in the future.



comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 12 Feb 2018, 00:28
This place is wonderfully ornate, Louis.

The circumcision depiction is worthy of a chuckle.
Louis: What tickles me most, is the figure to the right in that painting, sneaking through the door with a cage in his hand. It seems that a large rat or crow (but something black) is held in that cage. For the life of me, I can't figure out, what that has to do with circumcision. It is also not so clear why Mary is wearing a nun's habit.

Normally painters of church ornamentation are very accurate in their interpretation of the Biblical text. This painter was way of the mark.

With that thing looking like a big light above the table and sticks brandished by some people, Larry thought they were playing pool.
At first I thought they were playing pool...
Louis: The painter was definitely playing the fool.
Some good photos to leave us with then, Louis. Thank you!
Louis: smile I daresay you will not be bored by some of those coming up, Elizabeth.
I keep saying it but...definitely worth a visit, Louis.
Louis: Okay, I will keep saying - buy a ticket ... smile
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 12 Feb 2018, 07:18
Sumptuous interior Louis.
Louis: Truly sumptious, gutteridge
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 12 Feb 2018, 07:37
The bottom middle picture looks like a martyrdom Louis. This entire display is hugely impressive
Louis: At least an execution - like the firing squad, but only with arrows.
Quite a place Louis.
Louis: Definitely, Bill.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 12 Feb 2018, 08:52
Priceless murals. Thank you for sharing, Louis
Louis: Thank you, Lisl.
A fine tryptch Louis, I would look forward to seeing from further shots from this interesting church as some time or other.
Louis: Thank you, Brian. I think there some good pictures among the outstanding bunch. The place is photogenic.
In the weirdest way, these paintings - all of them - seem very familiar to me.
Louis: All of them was a first to me. Maybe you have been to Portugal, in a sleepwalking way smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Feb 2018, 17:21
I am here laughing at some of the comments and from what I read is that I am watching a snooker competition of which Ginnie bought some tickets and the loser got circumcised on the table afterwards.
Just kidding, Louis I think this is a wonderful collage. I really enjoyed the series and sometimes it is too big to show all the things you saw.
Those paintings are really telling a story.
Louis: What an interesting way to build a story - you definitely have a vivid imagination. Thank you Astrid.
an amazing collection of paintings well framed Louis... than you for the history of them.....petersmile
Louis: A wonderful place, made amazing by the contents of this church, peter.
Fantastic decoration.
Louis: Yes, the Knights were not short on money, while leading simple lives, Tom.
i bet the interiors of this church employed a lot of talented people, Louis. i like the tall views seen in the middle and right images.
Louis: You will probably win your bet, Ayush. smile

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