Saturday, 9 February 2013

PT CHALLENGE #186 - CLASSICAL

Here are three classical images which I captured during my trip to Spain and Portugal:

First is the Medieval Avila Walls in Spain, started in 1090.
Avila Wall 


The second one is The AlcobaƧa Monastery, a Medieval Roman Catholic Monastery (associated with Benedictine orders) located in the town of Alcobaca, in central Portugal. It was founded by the first Portuguese King, Afonso henriques, in 1153, and maintained a close association with the Kings of Portugal throughout its history.
Benedictine Monastery

The Third one, I would like to invite you to a classical art exhibition at The Museo del Prado; the main Spanish national art museum, located in central Madrid. It features one of the world's finest collections of European art, from the 12th century to the early 19th century.
Prado Museum

15 comments:

  1. Impressively paved road and facades on those buildings

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  2. Hi Sophie!! Welcome to 'Picture This'!! Good to see you taking part. Your three photos are perfect for the theme. Lovely shot of the Avila walls. The second shot, of the Alcobaca monastery, is my favourite. Classical Iberian architecture. Good shot of the Museo Del Prado to finish with.

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  3. Very lovely! I like the repetition in the top, the grandeur in the middle one and the last one for it's contents! :)

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  4. Three wonderful photos showing the spanish architecture. would love to visit the Prado.

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  5. Good perspective of the Medieval Avila Walls... typical Spanish, I would say. Excellent capture of the Portuguese Monastery... Madrid without the El Prado Museum would not be Madrid...

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  6. Loves them all Sophie. Well done my friend.

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  7. Love the flow and curves of the first shot. Something rather special in being able to appreciate the different classical buildings ... great shots.

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  8. A beautiful set of shots perfect for the theme;)

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  9. Hi Sophie! great examples!I'd love to visit the monastery. Were you able to see the inside?

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    1. Yes, I went inside and took some photos too.

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  10. Terrific pictures. I especially like the top one, a building started in 1090, wow. I'd love to look at the texture of those walls.

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  11. They simply oooze history these photographs, wonderful contributions, Sophie

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