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Cemetery cloisters at Tomar


The Convent of Christ at Tomar has 8 different cloisters, in different styles. Not all of them are open to the public, for various reasons, e.g. it is badly in need of renovation. All of today's pictures are of the Cemetry Cloisters, so-called becuase some monks and knights are buried there.



comments (15)

Each one would stand well on its own...
Louis: Thank you - it becomes a matter of how long I will be busy, showing them separately.
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 7 Feb 2018, 00:38
Superior presentation skills on view here, Louis...you have show-cased your fine pictures very well.
Louis: Thank you, Ray. Nice to know that the effort is appreciated.
Really wonderful, Louis! I love your photos and presentation!
Louis: Thanks a lot, Elizabeth.
Magnifiques mosaïques.
Louis: Merci beaucoup, Martine.
If I had only one choice, Louis, I would always go to the cloisters first!
Louis: ... and they have 8 different cloisters smile
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 7 Feb 2018, 06:30
They really go for that blue & white ceramic Louis
Louis: They do, in this cloisters, Chris.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 7 Feb 2018, 06:49
Thanks, Louis - you promised more tiles
Louis: My pleasure, Lisl. More will be coming up later.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Feb 2018, 07:13
I love the azuleijos - a very fine montage! What a treasure in Portugal! I have the feeling you have been there for months!
Louis: Ik was daar voor 3 weken, maar dit was een bijzonderse ervaring. En dit was maar de zesde dag.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Feb 2018, 08:25
I love your presentation very much and i shows wonderful tiles. Wonderful architecture too.
Louis: Thank you Astrid. One aspect that I liked, was the direct comparison of styles as more buildings were added on over time.
This is an excellent presentation of thre lovely areas of this beautiful building.
Louis: Thank you Brian. The number of cloisters is quite impressing.
A fine presentation Louis
Louis: Thank you Bill
What are the tiled blocks in the centre shot? Are they tombs or burial chambers.
Louis: That is one side of the cloisters, where the wall is quite thick. The windows is then set in a sort of alcove, resulting in the boxy look to the intervals between windows. As you would see in the other pictures of the montage, the wall is tiled all around up to just above human height. In this part it adds to the boxy idea, especially with the angle I took the shot at. The dead are buried under the floor of the cloisters.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 7 Feb 2018, 15:39
I got the impression that Portugal is badly in need of investment Louis.
Louis: A young guy I met (doctorate in anthropology and economy) explained to me, that his grandparents had it really bad under Salazar and didn't if they would have food the next day. His parents (our age and just after Salazar) had work, but lack of education made that unskilled work. His generation now has the opportunity to choose studies and careers. This picture, he held forth as how it happened for most of the Portuguese. It is also a story depicting how they are working to uplift their country and of course they will need the investment as any growing country does. Those I have spoken to, left me with the idea of people proud of themselves and their country and wanting to go places. I have come to like the country and it's friendly people. To me, they are in a different class than the Italians and Greeks (don't know Spain, so I can't say anything about them).
Wonderful - it's a long time since I visited Tomar, I should go back!
Louis: Good for a long morning's visit and then some relaxing in the village below.
three different images each with its story to tell Louis... good presentation....petersmile
Louis: Thank you, peter - glad you like it.

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