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Jane Cumming

Carmo Church as Seen From Rossio Square

Lisbon, Portugal

Carmo Church was cracked open like an egg in 1755 by an earthquake.
The quake all but destroyed Lisbon.
It is estimated that around 40,000 people died.
You can see here the church has no roof.
It's now an archaeological museum.
This earthquake was felt as far away as Scotland and Norway.

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Graeme07-Jun-2018 21:40
A fine composition, Jane.BV
joseantonio07-Jun-2018 19:37
what a great composition.Love this.V.
exzim07-Jun-2018 17:29
I agree, a first rate image with a story to tell.
Fong Lam07-Jun-2018 15:45
I can imagine its glorious days when its roof was not destroyed....such a fine capture...V
Stephanie07-Jun-2018 15:31
Fabulous layers and image Jane! Excellent work! V
Tom Munson07-Jun-2018 14:46
Nicely framed, Jane.
Walter Otto Koenig07-Jun-2018 14:37
Nice clarity and detail. I like your thoughtful composition. "V"
globalgadabout07-Jun-2018 13:52
cool the church was preserved, perhaps as a memory of the tragedy....fine the implied perspective between fountain and tower..
Jim Coffman07-Jun-2018 13:47
A very fine image of this old church Jane...
Ken Chambers ARPS07-Jun-2018 13:40
Lovely Composition Jane !
Hank Vander Velde07-Jun-2018 13:33
A nice well composed image Jane.
Nick Paoni07-Jun-2018 13:29
Living in earthquake country I can appreciate the destruction. A powerful image.
Helen Betts07-Jun-2018 12:59
Well composed capture of the former church, and quite a sad story as well. V.
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