The way I see it when you’re visiting a monument it’s interesting, and educational, even, to notice all the “big and important” things that come in guides and books. But, as the saying goes, “the devil is in the detail”.
More often than not, while walking around in old monuments, if you care to pay attention, you’ll find intriguing features, puzzling peculiarities – or just a window in the right angle and a tree in the right spot.
Today I’m bringing you some of those details from the Convent of Christ in Tomar, which I mentioned several times before on the blog. Actually, I believe this is one of the most enigmatic places in the country. Not all things are mysterious, though – some are just curious!
The most famous window in the Convent can also be seen from another window.
Then, there’s a big belt carved in stone (the esoteric crowd will have something to say about this one).
The dorm floor – am I the only one who sees this as a little bit creepy?
Entwined cords on a corner? Heck, why not?
Either this is a funny angel or his head got stuck in that ladder!
And why not a silly hat?
Oh, before I forget, there’s a surprise on the way! 😉