E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image Capuchin Monastery, Sintra.

Capuchin Monastery, Sintra.

Gateway, Capuchin Monastery (Convento dos Capuchos) at Sintra, in Portugal.

This is the gateway that leads out of the main monastery area into the gardens, and then out into the world.

There is more about the Monastery - here -

Capuchin Monastery, Sintra.

Gateway, Capuchin Monastery (Convento dos Capuchos) at Sintra, in Portugal.

This is the gateway that leads out of the main monastery area into the gardens, and then out into the world.

There is more about the Monastery - here -

comments (15)

Wow! Ellie, this photo I like much. It seems very good to me!
EJWilkins: Thank you very much Jose. I am really pleased you like this picture, it is of a special place
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 22 Apr 2007, 01:38
What a brilliant wall and gateway. Every picture you have presented of this place is loaded down with otherworldy atmosphere. How much longer can you keep this up?
EJWilkins: Umm, I've only got one or two more, so not for long. The pictures show it as it was on a cool day, after a heavy storm. It is a magical and mystical place, I'm delighted to have managed to share some of that atmosphere with you. smile
muchos gracias senora. Bonita. Excellente.
EJWilkins: Gracias. wink
  • paul
  • 22 Apr 2007, 08:27
what a wonderful old gate
EJWilkins: Thanks Paul, I have a feeling you've seen it before wink
  • Lilith
  • Hopping misty mountains
  • 22 Apr 2007, 09:56
There is something about open gates, they draw the eye and the imagination inwards to untold stories.
EJWilkins: If you were ever to visit the place you'd find your words are true. The place is mystical and magical.
like it, good textures and good tones and as lilith has pointe dout its got that tiny bit of magic as well...
EJWilkins: Oh yes Sam, there's a fair about of magic there.
Great looking gate
Looks like a wonderful place
EJWilkins: It is Magnus, it's a truly magical place
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 22 Apr 2007, 13:29
I absolutely love this shot, Ellie. The textures of the wood and stone are palpable. Gates are so very symbollic, especially when they're open. I would walk there in a New York minute. grin
EJWilkins: Thanks Ginnie, the whole thing for me at least, has a rather organic feel to it, almost as if they've grown out of the landscape rather than having been made by man.

Umm, how long is a New York minute?
Lovely old set of gates.
EJWilkins: Thanks Chris, I thought so too ... but, umm, you already knew that didn't you? wink
Awesome shot! Love the textures in it. It has a wonderful feel to it.
EJWilkins: I'm glad you think so too. smile
I want to go in that Gateway... smile
EJWilkins: Go to Sintra and go to the Monastery, you'll be captivated. smile
Hi Ellie ! This one is going to my likey's right now : Thumbs up !!
EJWilkins: Crikey, thanks smile
Had to come back for a second look. Excellent
EJWilkins: Goodness me! Thank you smile
Now this one screams 'old'. Nicely spotted, Ellie. The tarp in the background may be a good candidate for cloning out.
EJWilkins: Yep, but you seem to be the only person to have noticed it. I think I've been quite lucky.
I hesitate to clone things out because I'm not very good at it. sad But yes, I think this is a prime candidate for me to try and improve my skills.

I took one other picture of this gate, from the other side, I didn't like it as much.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 24 Apr 2007, 22:31
love the detail and the framing ellie

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