E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image Convent of Christ and Templar stronghold, Tomar

Convent of Christ and Templar stronghold, Tomar


Gargoyles, Drinking fountains and Washbasins.

My seventh collection of images from Tomar.

This one has to be for ~ Zebigleb / Imaginerf ~ , who has the most impressive collection of pictures of gargoyles on his site.

The top left picture was a lucky 'snatch' shot, perhaps not the best technically, but it made me smile.

The drinking fountain at the top was outside, there are quite a few of these. The lower one was at the back of one of the massive meeting rooms and, I think, served as a communal washbasin - perhaps for hand washing.

The water supply to Tomar was via the 5 km long Pegoes Aqueduct, which was built during the reign of Kings Philip I and II, between 1593 to 1613 by Philippe Teri and Pedro Fernandes. The aqueduct has 180 arches, some of them double-decker, and delivers water to a huge cistern in the Philip II Cloister.

I don't know anything about the water system within the Convent of Christ itself, it must have been quite effective to offer so many opportunities to either drink or keep clean.
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Convent of Christ and Templar stronghold, Tomar


Gargoyles, Drinking fountains and Washbasins.

My seventh collection of images from Tomar.

This one has to be for ~ Zebigleb / Imaginerf ~ , who has the most impressive collection of pictures of gargoyles on his site.

The top left picture was a lucky 'snatch' shot, perhaps not the best technically, but it made me smile.

The drinking fountain at the top was outside, there are quite a few of these. The lower one was at the back of one of the massive meeting rooms and, I think, served as a communal washbasin - perhaps for hand washing.

The water supply to Tomar was via the 5 km long Pegoes Aqueduct, which was built during the reign of Kings Philip I and II, between 1593 to 1613 by Philippe Teri and Pedro Fernandes. The aqueduct has 180 arches, some of them double-decker, and delivers water to a huge cistern in the Philip II Cloister.

I don't know anything about the water system within the Convent of Christ itself, it must have been quite effective to offer so many opportunities to either drink or keep clean.
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comments (15)

Very nice. I hope Zebigleb has a look. He did a series on gargoyles not long ago.
Splendid stuff: I will post a collection of Green Men in due course
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Dec 2007, 01:03
I love this collection Ellie. I am a bit unsure about the gargoyle in the top left shot with the moustache it looks a bit out of place LOLsmile
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Dec 2007, 07:50
Top left picture...which one is the gargoyle?
  • Roland
  • France
  • 8 Dec 2007, 08:25
Nice and very good patchwork Ellie !
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 8 Dec 2007, 10:14
LOL at Tracy and Ray! Another very fine presentation of this place, Ellie. I bet you could be there an entire day (wwek?) and not see everything!
  • Astrid
  • sunny Netherlands
  • 8 Dec 2007, 12:45
Ellie my first thoughts were with Zeb , he will love these, but I am again speechless here of the beauty of things!!!Very nice job, have a nice weekend smile LOL at Tracy and Ray
Top left shot makes me smile too grin
Another great collage Ellie. Well done
Interesting.

The exposure for all seem to match except the bottom right image. So it sticks out.

But nice layout.
EJWilkins: You're right, it isn't he same exposure because it's indoors, all the others are outside.
  • Gale
  • South Africa
  • 8 Dec 2007, 16:24
Great shots.. all very interesting. Thanks for the info.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 8 Dec 2007, 16:30
I like the inclusion of the human gargoyle, although I must say that he clearly can't keep upsmile
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich..wet, windy and miserable
  • 8 Dec 2007, 18:24
Another great set Ellie. The top left shot is a gem smile
  • Les Auld
  • Southport with the polar bears blowing in the wind
  • 8 Dec 2007, 23:47
Just love gargoyles Ellie, like the presentation as well.
It is appraised much that you have enjoyed making these collections. That note. I am sure that Zebigleb, will enjoy this!

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