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photoblog image Beningbrough Hall - arches

Beningbrough Hall - arches

The video has nothing whatsoever to do with the picture - it's just a song from Portugal's most famous fadista, Amalia Rodrigues, who is still unrivalled. When she died, aged 79, in 1999, the Portuguese newspapers made her death a front page story and, in some cases, a story over the next six pages.  The government ordered three days of national mourning and she is buried in the National Pantheon.

 

 

Beningbrough Hall - arches

The video has nothing whatsoever to do with the picture - it's just a song from Portugal's most famous fadista, Amalia Rodrigues, who is still unrivalled. When she died, aged 79, in 1999, the Portuguese newspapers made her death a front page story and, in some cases, a story over the next six pages.  The government ordered three days of national mourning and she is buried in the National Pantheon.

 

 

comments (10)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Oct 2018, 00:39
Now...this is a very interesting view, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Ray.
Nice perspective Tom smile
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Rob.
I like the POV you chose for this, Tom!

She had such a smooth voice... lovely!
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Elizabeth - and this is from when she was probably a little past her peak.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 1 Oct 2018, 06:37
This is pleasing Tom, looking across from one balcony to another
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Chris.
Nice composition Tom. I will catch the video later
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Bill - yes, do listen, fado is the national music of Portugal and quite unique.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 1 Oct 2018, 07:59
Funny that I had never heard of this great singer. There are elements about this music that sound Greek to me. But I wonder if that is an Arabic influence from history.
Tom Wilson: She was well known in continental Europe, speaking French and Spanish, in addition to Portuguese, but she only sang in English once, I think, in an early Eurovision Song Contest - and it was obviously not her language. Certainly, I think the Arab influence is there.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Oct 2018, 09:51
These English 'halls' looks more like castles.
Ah, Amalia - she is still held in great esteem in Portugal. Since the fado is heard a lot in Lisbon's Alfama, which is a working class district and fado is mostly a plaintive elegy about fate, well then I will buy the Arab influence theory. Alfama was long a Moorish stronghold.
Tom Wilson: You are right there, Louis - I try to get to a fado house whenever I'm in Lisbon.
Whoever the architect was they designed a lovely part of the house here.
Tom Wilson: The architect, it seems, is unknown - possibly the then owner John Bourchier, perhaps in association with his architect/carpenter, William Thornton, of York - or, possibly, Thomas Archer.. no one seems to know with certainty.
Love, love, love that ceiling.
Tom Wilson: Quite lovely isn't it?
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 2 Oct 2018, 05:29
i like what you've done here

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