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Jane Cumming

The Convent of the Capuchos

Sintra, Portugal

This Convent was founded in 1560 by eight monks.
The minimalist convent was built in perfect harmony with its surroundings.
The composition of the buildings and spaces were influenced by the number eight.
The number of cells and stairs between the rooms is eight.
The number eight symbolizing infinity.
We were the only ones there when we visited here.
The peace and solitude was almost palpable.

Canon EOS 70D
1/400s f/4.5 at 28.0mm iso250 full exif

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barbarajoy24-May-2018 08:43
Atmospheric, almost succumbing to the forest now. An excellent capture. V
Lamar Nix24-May-2018 01:46
Love the oak limbs over the convent - some of them are probably cork oaks! V
Don Mottershead23-May-2018 19:39
Beautifully composed. V
Johnny JAG23-May-2018 19:38
Wonderful character
joseantonio23-May-2018 19:30
such an amazing place. the mood makes it a bit mysterious.V.
exzim23-May-2018 16:53
Yes, you have captured the light well.
Ken Chambers ARPS23-May-2018 15:43
I like the soft light and the many shades of green.
Blandine Mangin23-May-2018 14:45
very nice ! v
Walter Otto Koenig23-May-2018 14:08
Very fitting location for this convent amid nature in what looks like an isolated place. I like the boulders in the background and the gnarled trees, as well as your composition. "V"
globalgadabout23-May-2018 13:28
austere yet now full of character...appreciate your POV, and the mist adds such a suitable atmosphere..
Neil Marcus23-May-2018 11:56
You were fortunate in having solitude in order to relate more fully to your experience,
Jim Coffman23-May-2018 11:43
A very interesting capture, Jane... This looks like it is tucked away in a hidden place.
Helen Betts23-May-2018 11:41
Well composed capture of this old convent, in such a lovely setting. V.
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