E.J.Wilkins

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Tower Bell


Tower Bell

One of several bells in the tower close to the Church of Santa Maria do Olival in Tomar that we were fortunate enough to be able to explore.

The tower is believed to be a Visigoth Watchtower, possibly dating from 5th to 7th Century AD, which was transformed to ecclesiastical use when the church was rebuilt by Gualdim Pais, 4th Master of the Templars in Portugal. Further alterations were carried out in the thirteenth century during the reign of King Dom Afonso III.
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Tower Bell


Tower Bell

One of several bells in the tower close to the Church of Santa Maria do Olival in Tomar that we were fortunate enough to be able to explore.

The tower is believed to be a Visigoth Watchtower, possibly dating from 5th to 7th Century AD, which was transformed to ecclesiastical use when the church was rebuilt by Gualdim Pais, 4th Master of the Templars in Portugal. Further alterations were carried out in the thirteenth century during the reign of King Dom Afonso III.
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comments (5)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 14 Aug 2008, 00:59
Great image,I like the texture of the brick work
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 14 Aug 2008, 02:22
The bell looks like it is in the middle of the woods. Does it still ring?
Great contrast between the grimy bell, hewn stone arch and the light and nature beyond, Ellie.
  • Tracy
  • Stoke
  • 14 Aug 2008, 11:14
Love the lush backdrop Ellie, well composed.
You've done quite well to hold the contrast together here Ellie, I like the bell being almost, but not quite, a silhouette.

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