Monastery of Jerónimos, Belém
Slightly dusty, beautifully carved Choir Stalls at the huge sixteenth century Monastery of the Jeronimos in Santa Maria de Belem, near Lisbon.
The carved section beneath the raised seats are so that the monks could rest while standing during their long services.
It is a building that is well worth a visit, it is peaceful and pleasant way to spend an afternoon. If you are like me you will want to learn more. This site may help http://www.manorhouses.com/unesco/whjeron.html
Photographing is not prohibited inside the building, but people are reminded not to use their camera's flash.
I'm sure somebody will ask, so ... this was taken on auto, no flash, the camera was resting on my handbag which was resting on a rail. I have used a free Noise Reduction programme called Noiseware Community Edition (thanks Chris) and, using Fotofiltre (freeware) I added a 15% inverted black colour layer, the picture was a little too dark and adjusting contrast or gamma spoiled it. The picture has not been cropped.my vfxy
Unhappy or smart?