On my last day in Lisboa, I decided to spend it going to Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel or Carmo Convent for short. The broken Gothic landscape, with stone walls and a missing roof would make any Tim Burton fan smile with delight.
Though the structure was built in 1423, created as a Roman Catholic refuge it was occupied till 1775, until a violent 8.5 earthquake demolished down the entire region. The entirety of the destruction took between 10,000 - 100,000 lives on the morning of Saturday, 1 November, the holy day of All Saints' Day with the combination with subsequent candle lit flames and a tsunami, the earthquake almost totally eradicated Lisbon and adjoining areas.
Now the holy ruins stands in solidarity as a morbid reminder of the wrath of nature can bring. Upon visiting the space, I brought my Infrared Canon DSLR XTI, I know super old... don't laugh. However, it was fitting for the supreme architecture.
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