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Convent of the Frairs : 3

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: Helen : (Helen is photographing in Melbourne,, Australia) on 26 March 2017 in Lifestyle & Culture.

*** Series : The mysterious convent ***


Up a short pathway between massive rock an entry ... constructed amongst the massive rock formations.

"The convent was founded in 1560, consisting of eight monks that arrived from the Convent of Arrábida under the authority of D. Álvaro de Castro, counsellor of state and administrator for King Sebastian of Portugal.[2][3] This sanctuary was established to the invocation of Santa Cruz (Holy Cross), and was originally the inspiration of Álvaro de Castro's father, the former fourth Viceroy of India, D. João de Castro (1500 - 1548)."

Source : Wikipedia

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/50 second F/5.0 ISO 100 35 mm

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omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful frame, colors & textures!
Amazing !!!!

26 Mar 2017 7:28am

Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

Stunning textures on this structure.

26 Mar 2017 7:50am

Devi from Chennai, India

looks very very ancient !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

26 Mar 2017 9:58am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Fantastic.

26 Mar 2017 12:31pm

franz from Baden, Austria

Striking remains of this spiritual place!

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génial

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What an extraordinary creation in that powerful setting.

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