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Porto-Cathedral-tomb

 

I don't have a record of whose tomb it is, but it is obviously old!  

As you can see from the back wall and the column, the picture is straight, but obviously the floor has sunk at one end.

 

Wikipedia tells me (via Philine):

"Around 1333 the Gothic funerary chapel of João Gordo was added. João was a Knight Hospitaller who worked for King Dinis I. His tomb is decorated with his recumbent figure and reliefs of the Apostles." (Wikipedia)

 

The video is there simply because I like it :-)

 

 

Porto-Cathedral-tomb

 

I don't have a record of whose tomb it is, but it is obviously old!  

As you can see from the back wall and the column, the picture is straight, but obviously the floor has sunk at one end.

 

Wikipedia tells me (via Philine):

"Around 1333 the Gothic funerary chapel of João Gordo was added. João was a Knight Hospitaller who worked for King Dinis I. His tomb is decorated with his recumbent figure and reliefs of the Apostles." (Wikipedia)

 

The video is there simply because I like it :-)

 

 

comments (12)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 12 Sep 2016, 02:28
Quel travail pour faire une telle beauté. Cela ne se fait plus de nos jours.
Tom Wilson: C'est vrait!
fine shot, Tom. i like the solid blocks at the rear and the carvings of various personalities in the front.
Tom Wilson: Quite unusual, isn't it?
Simply wonderful with these details Tom!
Tom Wilson: I wonder whose bones are inside!
It is very well preserved Tom, it's clearly had an easy life.

Video - is that the little and large show?
Tom Wilson: The video is of the Lute Duo - in this case, baroque guitar and theorbo, the double bass of the lute family - wonderful stuff smile
We have a church down the street that has sunk deeper than that on one side, Tom, so I do know it's possible!
Tom Wilson: Given the level of the water table in the Netherlands, it's a wonder that anything is straight!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Sep 2016, 06:51
A fine & wonderful tomb. Marvellous music played on those slightly strange instruments too Tom
Tom Wilson: The Lute Duo are a wonderful couple - there's quite a lot of their videos on YouTube, and I do love the sound of the theorbo - the double bass of the lute family smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Sep 2016, 06:56
The eighth character from the left has been pushed right out of the picture, Tom...must have been eating more than his share!
Tom Wilson: I think it is just the edging that's gone, Ray - not another figure.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Sep 2016, 08:45
If the floor has sunken, then the back wall would also be skewed. What I think is, that at some time they wanted to bring in this tomb and realised the floor was not straight. So they added flags of different thickness to provide a straight base. Or maybe not ... In Israel I came across such buildings where it was not possible to take a straight shot or to fix it afterwards.
Tom Wilson: Yes, you would think so, wouldn't you? One of those mysteries of ancient buldings smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Sep 2016, 12:19
"Around 1333 the Gothic funerary chapel of João Gordo was added. João was a Knight Hospitaller who worked for King Dinis I. His tomb is decorated with his recumbent figure and reliefs of the Apostles." (Wikipedia)
Tom Wilson: Thank you Philine! I was too lazy to check smile
What a tomb, one could almost say 'one to die for', but that's a bit extreme.
Tom Wilson: Can't have one without the other smile
Interesting pic and the music is very pleasing
Who plays the upper frets?

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