Friday, May 30, 2008

SKY WATCH FRIDAY

Tirada hoje nos jardins que rodeiam o Convento de Cristo em Tomar. Gostei do contraste entre aquela única laranja e o cinzento forte do céu.

This photo was taken today in the gardens around the Convento de Cristo - Christ Convent - in Tomar. My eyes liked the contrast between the orange and the dark grey sky.

"Tomar was founded as head-quarters of the Knights Templar in Portugal in the 12th century and contains some of the most significant Templar monuments in Europe. Tomar was especially important in the 15th century when it was a centre of Portuguese overseas expansion under Henry the Navigator, the Grand Master of the Order of Christ, successor organization to the Templars in Portugal"

in Wikipedia

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23 Comments:

Blogger Abraham Lincoln said...

Beautiful sky. Lots of history makes this an excellent post.

2:00 AM  
Blogger SandyCarlson said...

Oh, that is stunning! Such skies are wonderfully dramatic.

2:05 AM  
Blogger Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

The sky looks so rich and dark and almost angry... I love it when it does this. Adds a bit of excitement to the air! Beautiful photo!
The Rocky Mountain Retreat

2:17 AM  
Anonymous Luiz.ramosforest said...

Beautiful shot. Great subject.
Uma foto linda e um tema especial.

2:27 AM  
Blogger kay said...

You are the third Skywatcher I've visited tonight from Portugal. The country is beautiful!

2:31 AM  
Blogger Larry D said...

Great photo! I enjoyed reading the post.

2:53 AM  
Blogger Rose said...

I love skies like these--I always get a thrill to see them!

3:03 AM  
Blogger Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

A beautiful photograph. Thank you for sharing a bit of the history of the site; it makes the photo even more interesting.

3:21 AM  
Blogger Ida said...

The orange makes the shot! ;)
Great picture!

8:58 AM  
Blogger quinttarantino said...

É, de facto, notável o contraste; aquele local tem o seu quê de magia!

9:52 AM  
Blogger imac said...

Nice capture.

Pop over to see my water features.

10:01 AM  
Blogger Melli said...

That is a great shot! I would have liked just finding the orange up there... (i live north of the orange trees)... but with the stormy clouds in the background, it's wonderful!

11:42 AM  
Blogger babooshka said...

Such a dramatic sky. Very nice shot.

12:21 PM  
Blogger chrome3d said...

Everything looks so lush and green. Wonderful.

3:25 PM  
Blogger Baba said...

Hola Dulce. Has colgado una maravilla de paisaje nuboso, que tiene en si todo tipo de nubes...Espectacular!!
I de una nitidez asombrosa.
Un abrazo.

4:21 PM  
Blogger Old Wom Tigley said...

Beautiful view.. the lonesome orange makes a great subject..

5:11 PM  
Blogger For The People said...

Love the picture and background information.

7:09 PM  
Blogger Daniel J Santos said...

gostei, muito bem conseguido.

9:50 PM  
Blogger Diane Vogel Ferri said...

i like it - very dramatic!

10:24 PM  
Blogger poetaeusou . . . said...

*
con)(templár)(ios)
a . . .
. . . laranja . . .
,
*

11:01 PM  
Blogger John said...

Great photo and history!

2:21 PM  
Blogger For The People said...

No post today? :(

3:20 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

Também apreciei o contraste Dulce,ficou bastante interessante.
bjs,
Denise BC

11:01 PM  

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