04 April 2009

Two photos from Evora, Portugal

Remember, o man, that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return.'

The 'Capela dos Ossos', a chapel that is part of a 500 year old Franciscan church. The chapel, constructed from skeletons from monastic cemeteries in the city (including some 5000 skulls), was used for meditating on our human mortality. After the initial shock, it is profoundly moving.

The Roman Temple at Evora
The ruins of the Roman Temple in Evora, possibly dedicated to Diana and dating to the 1st or 2nd Century.

All photos: © 2009 by Francis C. Zanger

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