The Rose Window of the Carmo Convent

This is our entry in The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Windows.

We visited the Carmo Convent (The Convent of Our Lady of Mount Carmel) while in Lisbon this month. It was built between 1389 and 1423. On November 1, 1755, a massive earthquake struck the heart of Lisbon, followed by a  tsunami and widespread fires. Between 15 and 20 percent of Lisbon’s population died. Eighty-five percent of the city’s buildings were destroyed, including the Carmo Convent.

The following picture shows an arch and the circle where the rose window would have been. These elements were reconstructed from the ruins of the convent in the early 1900’s. With the blue sky above, this is truly a beautiful and unusual place.


This photo was taken on September 11, 2017.  Specs are:

Olympus TG-5, ISO 100, f/16, 1/160 second, 75mm (35mm equivalent).

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