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... though it was started in the 1500s, building and restoration work has continued throughout the centuries. The monastery was cared for by monks from the Order of Jerome until 1834 when all religious orders were disbanded and the government claimed the monastery.
The stone cravings in the monastery are beautiful and very delicate. Some craved stone looks like lattice. Many pillars have carved sea monsters on them. Other stone ...
... as the
pictures. While wandering around I bumped into Veronica and Alana,
there on a tour with their hostel, and wandered around some more with
We parted ways as the girls went with their tour group towards Cabo de
Roca, the most western point in mainland Europe, further west even
than Ireland. I returned to Lisbon on the train and had dinner at
Tuesday 28/1In miserable drizzle, I slogged up a hill to a small, hidden garden ...
... more of a basis for the directions and sections of this town. We took a tour with a wonderful young man who had so much information in his head, he spent at least 45 extra minutes on his tour to make sure we got it all! We got a great walk around Bairro Alto and Chiado areas ending up with a walk through Baixa, Lisbon's historical downtown. It is one area of the city that is on the level.
At 9:55 AM on Sunday, November 1, 1775, a massive earthquake, ...
... In addition, Rotary Clubs from around the world showcase their programs and their mission that is unique to their area. Needless to say, this was quite impressive. It is amazing to see so many people to come together for a cause. For Rotary, that is to eradicate polio worldwide. In addition, clubs in other parts of the world focus on other projects. From water sanitation, to emergency disaster kits, to literacy training - there is some ...
... all the baking was done for the day. We really enjoyed our treats and then headed back to the monastery to visit the cloisters.
The cloisters were by far the most incredible we have seen so far. Each pillar, each archway, each doorway had different carvings on them. We spent over an hour peering at all the details and walking around and around. There were so many different gargoyles as well, including a cricket! Each time we walked around we seemed to find something ...
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