MAFRA CONVENT

by Antonio Gil July. 14, 2016 1459 views

Mafra Convent

Initially designed as a small convent for 13 monks, Mafra's project suffered successive changes, ending in a huge building with all the facilities for 300 Franciscans monks.  The King ensured the support of the convent by paying all the expenses from his own “pocket”. Monks were given fees twice a year, at Christmas and at St. John's day. The fees consisted of tobacco, paper, linen and burel cloth for the habits. Each brother received two habits that he had to wash and mend himself. 120 wine barrels, 70 olive oil barrels or 600 cows, for instance, were spent each year in the Convent. Nearby was the fence garden, with an orchard, several water tanks and four ballgame fields for the monks’ recreation. In the early 19th century, during the Peninsular War, the convent was occupied by French troops and later by British allied troops. With the extinction of religious orders in Portugal, on 30th May 1834, the convent was and has been, until the present day, successively occupied by several military regiments. Since 1890 it is occupied by the army and is today the headquarters of the School of the Arms.



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Mafalda Photography 3 years, 1 month ago

Fabulous editing, it has been a long time for me since I've visited the convent. Thank you for sharing

3 years, 1 month ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Mafalda Photography 3 years, 1 month ago

My pleasure Mafalda

3 years, 1 month ago Edited
Josh Nicolls 3 years, 2 months ago

Very Majestic. Awesome.

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Josh Nicolls 3 years, 2 months ago

Thanks for stopping by Josh. :-)

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Eiram Marie 3 years, 2 months ago

Amazing pictures!

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Eiram Marie 3 years, 2 months ago

Thank you Marie

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Glo B 3 years, 2 months ago

Hi Angil, I've fixed the content of the story so now it's completely readable. And thanks again for letting me know about the small problem...It gave me the chance to go back and tweak it a little. Have a good weekend my friend :)

Glo

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 3 years, 2 months ago

Wow I have found my way to you we are on our holidays but so pleased to be seeing my PB friends again been quite fun trying out the new Photoblog, what a superb post............I am now smiling will be glad to return home and post my holiday captures soon.

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Gillian Parsons 3 years, 2 months ago

Looking forward to see them my dear friend

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Glo B 3 years, 2 months ago

fascinating info....it's amazing what people go through! love the last shot :)

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Glo B 3 years, 2 months ago

There's a book about how they build it but told in a very interesting and magical way by José Saramago (Blindness) that it is awesome.

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Evalizette Hansson 3 years, 2 months ago

Just beautiful,love the touch of HDR :)
You really now how to take buildings my friend :)

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Evalizette Hansson 3 years, 2 months ago

They are great because they do not move. :-))

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Mike Meliska 3 years, 2 months ago

Beautiful shots, Great editing.

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Mike Meliska 3 years, 2 months ago

Thanks Mike

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 3 years, 2 months ago

Your images continue to amaze & inspire! Bravo!

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years, 2 months ago

I really hope so. :-)) Thanks for the favorites I didn´t know we could do it here in the new PB.

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years, 2 months ago

Live & learn, right??? (grin) Is there a way to see camera settings people use to achieve the results in the photos they post, like in the other system? It was such a good learning tool for rookies like me...

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years, 2 months ago

I don't think so. At least I didn't find it yet.

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years, 2 months ago

Thanks!
If you do, let us know & I'll try also.

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 3 years, 2 months ago

Magnificent details - I love them all!

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Helen Hooker 3 years, 2 months ago

You're too kind my friend. Thank you.

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 3 years, 2 months ago

Magnifique en pleine page !

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Tomie Poodle 3 years, 2 months ago

One of the reasons I'm liking this new PB. Merci mon ami

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Tim Rogers 3 years, 2 months ago

Nice set 😀

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Tim Rogers 3 years, 2 months ago

Thanks Tim

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 3 years, 2 months ago

Excellent edits.
What do you think of our new blog? Mx

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Marilyn Grimble 3 years, 2 months ago

I like it a lot although I'm still trying to understand all the details. Love the full size pictures we can post now.

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Marilyn Grimble 3 years, 2 months ago

I also like to receive e-mails saying a friend of mine has just posted or has commented or has replied to a comment of mine. Very handy.

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years, 2 months ago

I like that too - very helpful - we'll all be experts in a month! Mxx

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
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