A close-up of the door of the Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. As one may see, the Manueline style was highly decorative, and influenced by the discovery of new plants and fruit in the course of the early expeditions to Africa, India and South America. The "Master Boytac", referred to yesterday, was a master stonemason who had previously worked on the Jeronimos monastery in Lisbon and who came to Batalha to work on the Unfinished Chapels - perhaps one reason for them being unfinished is that he died before they were completed. As he was engaged to work on the monastery, this was presumably done in his 'spare time' :-)
En route to Sweden today.
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