Famous monuments of Alfama…
At the background, the beautiful large facade and twin towers of S. Vicente de Fora Church, so called because (Fora=Outside) it originally lay outside the city walls!
The biggest curiosity about this XVII renaissance monument for photoforum members, could be the fact that our mutual friend Craig Hansen, did a CD recording with an existing 18th century Portuguese organ, as a tribute to the musical contributions of the great Portuguese composer, Jose Antonio Carlos Seixas, because the year 2004 marked the 300th anniversary of his birth! Carlos Seixas wrote over 700 hundred works before his death at the age of thirty eight, but the best well known are the “Sonatas” for (Keyboard instruments) such as harpsichord, organ, clavichord and forte piano, according Craig’s information!
As a Portuguese, this is my tribute to your tribute, Craig.