Friday, 28 August 2009

The Penha Longa in the distance

The Penha Longa  - in the distance

The roofs on the left belong to a convent school near my house. Belong to the Dorotheans Sisters (Saint Dorothea).
A big rock between the two araucarias - at the right side of the roof - is the Penha Longa (more or less translated by Big Rock) and belongs to a Quinta that has an hotel.
There, in XIV century, was built a convent: the Convent of Penha Longa.
Now is a golf resort.

Look at that sky, isn't that wonderful?

For Sky Watch Friday.


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Dina said...

Shalom! Glad to meet you and your new blog.
And you are always welcome in Jerusalem Hills DP.
See you again soon.

Jacob said...

It's all wonderful, Paula! Interesting commentary, too. A convent turned into a golf course, huh? That's par for the course!

Have a wonderful afternoon and evening!

J Bar said...

Good one.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Bim said...

There is a lot going on in that sky :)
And there's lots of interesting architecture in the posts below. Sintra looks like a very beautiful place.

"Sintra, glorious Eden"

Lord Byron