3338 – Things Never Change

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Dec 092015
 

In old Lisbon things are as they always were: Readers keep reading, dogs keep watching and warriors hold to their swords 🙂

We are still in Lisbon’s Cathedral, but from the cloister we have returned to the ambulatory. Here we find graves of queens and kings of old.

As we will see in a while, later royalty was buried elsewhere, in a monastery built in the 17th century. On this blog and at current velocity it will take us a week to get there 😀

Oct 182015
 

On Largo Chiado, the small place right between Rua Garrett and Largo de Camões, there are two churches.

On the north side is Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Encarnação, the darker one, not only as regards light. The Image of the Day is from there.

On the souther side we have Igreja Nossa Senhora do Loreto. These churches are not particularly important, Nossa Senhora do Loreto is not even marked on Google Maps, but when I have a church on my way, I can rarely resist looking in.

I own two tripods, both of them stowed away in cabinets, one in Villach, one in Vienna. I brought none of them. For me and the kind of images I make, the time of tripods is over. Therefore these images and all otehrs in Lisbon were taken handheld, with shutter speeds down to 0.4 seconds.

3212 – Ferrara XXII

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Aug 042015
 

Ferrara almost automatically invokes the name Giorgio Bassani, and his book “The Garden of the Finzi-Continis” is what I read while we were there.

I hadn’t even known that he is buried in Ferrara, but the first thing the woman at the entrance of the Cimitero ebraico di Ferrara asked us was, whether we were there to see Bassani’s tomb. It came as a surprise to us but, yeah, that’s why we were there.

Here it is.