Stairway to Nowhere

Preaching to the Choir

Pulpit, Refectory, Alcobaça Monastery, Portugal

The Alcobaça Monastery was built in a unique early Gothic style following the precepts of the Order of Cistercians, with clean lines and the absence of decoration except for column capitals. Alcobaça Monastery and church are the first of this style in Portugal, dating to the 13th century. Abbey monks ate in the refectory (dining room). During meals, one of the monks ascended the pulpit and read passages of the Bible.

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Four Doors Down

Abandoned

Four consecutive doors in a mostly abandoned residential street in Aveiro, Portugal. House numbers 38, 40, 42, and for some reason, 34a.

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Inside

Outside Inside

Decaying building, Aveiro Portugal

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Pink It Is #20

Moliceiro, Aveiro, Portugal

Flamingo Pink

 

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Pink It Is #19

Petal Pink

Ice Plant in Bloom, near Porto, Portugal

 

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Pink It Is #17

Faded Pink

Mourning Becomes Her, Cemetery wreath, Lisbon, Portugal

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