Rogi

Rogi

Posted on 05/22/2013


Photo taken on April 16, 2010



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10 comments - The latest ones
Brian Smith
Brian Smith
Evora?
4 years ago.
Rogi
Rogi
Hey Brian, no that 'chapel of bones' is in Faro. Pretty strange it is too!
4 years ago.
Catbug
Catbug
Very cool!
4 years ago.
Rogi
Rogi
Bit spooky...
4 years ago.
Padraic Koen
Padraic Koen
Very spooky.
4 years ago.
Incognita Nom De Plume
Incognita Nom De Plu…
This is definitely on my 'must see' list
4 years ago.
Rogi
Rogi
It's tiny but impressive and in the most unlikely place in the middle of a church's garden. No windows, no security...it's just there. Well worth going to just for the surreallity of it all. Also no photos allowed, officially, but I had a tripod and all sorts and was completely left alone. I didn't use flash though.
4 years ago.
Incognita Nom De Plu… has replied to Rogi
Rather like the one in Campo Maiori than ;-) We just said hello to a priest sitting reading the p[aper in an office who casually waved us in and then were left entirely alone. is there a story behind this one? The one in CM is a memorial to the 1/2 of the town (several thousand people) who were blown up when lightening hit the ammunition store in centre of the town! The one in Evora was a personal memento mori chapel for a wealthy family who used the corpses from their local church... Up our way, the most surreal thing I know of (apart from the local brothel with an external light show in the middle of the forest ;-) is the Archbishops Garden in Castello Branco -- absolutely extraordinary.
4 years ago.
Rogi
Rogi
Yes, to get out to the garden and the chapel of bones in Faro I had to go through the church, through a side door into a room that appeared to be the priests changing room and in there a little old lady asked me for one euro and out I wandered to the garden. All quite, well, great really. :) The story behing this one is apparently "This macabre Capela de Ossos was the work of the Carmelite monks who built the baroque church here in 1816. Its construction displaced a cemetery where hundreds of their earlier brethren lay buried, so the bones were salvaged and recycled into this somewhat bizarre reminder of mortality.". If you look on google images you can see quite a lot of pics of it, it's impressive, small and surreal. That brothel sounds amusing, there is/used to be one near here (I'm based here in Algarve a lot of the time) that is/was inside a fish restaurant, through a door with a little red light over it. I never went through the door but it was an imaginative location for a brothel I thought. :)
4 years ago.
Rogi
Rogi
I was just looking at that Archbishops Garden, yes pretty wild too! www.gardenvisit.com/garden/jardim_episcopal_de_castelo_branco
4 years ago.