portuguese ceilings

I found the ceilings throughout Portugal to be quite elaborate and beautiful, so I thought I’d assemble some photos of them from my trips in 2013 and 2018.

“Ceilings must always be considered. They are the most neglected surface in a room.”  ~ Albert Hadley

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main chapel of the Cathedral of Evora 2013

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Igreja da Conceicao Velha in Lisbon 2013

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ceiling in Blazons Hall at Palácio Nacional de Sintra 2013

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ceiling in Blazons Hall at Palácio Nacional de Sintra 2013

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Blazons Hall at Palácio Nacional de Sintra 2013

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the Palatine Chapel at Palácio Nacional de Sintra 2013

The Palace of Monserrate in Sintra had some gorgeous ceilings and intricately carved arches.

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Palace of Monserrate, Sintra 2013

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Palace of Monserrate, Sintra 2013

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Palace of Monserrate, Sintra 2013

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ceiling at Palácio Nacional da Pena 2013

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ceiling at Palácio Nacional da Pena 2013

The Sé of Braga showcased some fine painted ceilings.

“Fear sees a ceiling. Hope sees the stars…” ~ Colton Dixon

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Paço dos Duques de Bragança in Guimarães 2018

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Torredos Clérigos in Porto 2018

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Sé de Porto 2018

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Sé de Porto 2018

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Livraria Lello in Porto 2018

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Igreja do Carmo in Porto 2018

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Igreja & Museu São Roque, Lisbon, 2018

“Not every wall needs a ceiling”  ~ Munia Khan

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Convento do Carmo in Lisbon 2013

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“PHOTOGRAPHY” INVITATION:  I invite you to create a photography intention and then create a blog post for a place you have visited. Alternately, you can post a thematic post about a place, photos of whatever you discovered that set your heart afire. You can also do a thematic post of something you have found throughout all your travels: churches, doors, people reading, people hiking, mountains, patterns, all black & white, whatever!

In my case, my intention was to look for thematic possibilities during my trip to Portugal and I found the country’s ceilings quite elaborate and unique.

You probably have your own ideas about this, but in case you’d like some ideas, you can visit my page: photography inspiration.

I challenge you to post no more than 20-25 photos and to write less than 1,500 words about any travel-related photography intention you set for yourself. Include the link in the comments below by Wednesday, July 31 at 1:00 p.m. EST.  When I write my post in response to this challenge on Thursday, August 1, I’ll include your links in that post.

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