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Jerónimos Monastery

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During our time in Lisbon, Portugal we went on an excursion to Jerónimos Monastery. I love anything with detailed architecture such as churches and cathedrals so I was in my element with my camera at hand. Find out more about the monastery HERE.

Jerónimos Monastery

Bell Tower

architecture

window and statue close up

One of the tombs

Close-up

Ceiling

Stained glass window

inside the monastery

Close-up

inside the monastery

inside the monastery

Alter

close-up praying Mary

close-up on back of alter

inside the monastery

The tomb of Vasco da Gama

Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus

Stained Glass Window

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Lisbon, Portugal

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We visited Lisbon, Portugal on 7th May. This city was impressive although a little rough around the edges. Like with every major city, it has its poorly maintained and slightly unattractive area’s which were covered in graffiti. At one point I thought we were going into mafia territory with its big houses and high walls and gates. You can’t fault some of the architecture though and there was lots to look at in the way of statues and fountains.

We were welcomed into the dock by a fantastic view of the Christ the King statue and the 25th April Bridge which was built by the same company as the golden gate bridge in the U.S. Although parts of Lisbon were very interesting, after having a taster, I don’t think I would return.

The close-ups of the Marquess of Pombal Square was taken through the window of the coach we were travelling in. Information for Marquess of Pombal Square can be found HERE  , Christ the King Statue HERE , 25th April Bridge HERE , Belém Tower or the Tower of St Vincent HERE and Monument to the Discoveries HERE

Christ The King Statue

25th April Bridge

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Me in Lisbon

Looks like something growing out of my head.

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