MAFRA CONVENT

by Antonio Gil July. 14, 2016 1449 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 2 years, 12 months ago

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

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Antonio Gil Replied to Mafalda Photography 2 years, 12 months ago

My pleasure Mafalda

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Josh Nicolls 3 years ago

Very Majestic. Awesome.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Josh Nicolls 3 years ago

Thanks for stopping by Josh. :-)

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Eiram Marie 3 years ago

Amazing pictures!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Eiram Marie 3 years ago

Thank you Marie

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Glo B 3 years 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

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Gillian Parsons 3 years 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.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Gillian Parsons 3 years ago

Looking forward to see them my dear friend

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Glo B 3 years ago

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

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Antonio Gil Replied to Glo B 3 years 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.

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Evalizette Hansson 3 years ago

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

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Antonio Gil Replied to Evalizette Hansson 3 years ago

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

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Mike Meliska 3 years ago

Beautiful shots, Great editing.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Mike Meliska 3 years ago

Thanks Mike

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Jay Boggess 3 years ago

Your images continue to amaze & inspire! Bravo!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years ago

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

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years 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...

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years ago

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

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years ago

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

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Helen Hooker 3 years ago

Magnificent details - I love them all!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Helen Hooker 3 years ago

You're too kind my friend. Thank you.

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Tomie Poodle 3 years ago

Magnifique en pleine page !

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Antonio Gil Replied to Tomie Poodle 3 years ago

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

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Tim Rogers 3 years ago

Nice set 😀

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Antonio Gil Replied to Tim Rogers 3 years ago

Thanks Tim

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Marilyn Grimble 3 years ago

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

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Antonio Gil Replied to Marilyn Grimble 3 years 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.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Marilyn Grimble 3 years 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.

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Marilyn Grimble Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years ago

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

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