Rabu, 22 Mei 2019

Al - Andalus : Igreja Do Carmo & Igreja Dos Carmelitas, Porto

17 November 2018

Assalamualaikum and Ola!

Lepas dah habis pusing dalam railway station tu, kami gerak ke salah satu port femes dan wajib ambik gambar dekat Porto ni. Kawasan ini daripada railway station ni agak memanjat jugak la. Tapi masih awal pagi masih segar dan bertenaga so tak jadi masalah. Ayuh kita!

Antara bangunan yang jumpa sepanjang perjalanan

Sunyi sepi pagi ini

Cantik sulam-sulam dalam kedai ni, nasib la tengok ikut tingkap saja sebab belum bukak. Kalau tak mau dah terbeli


The Igreja do Carmo and Igreja dos Carmelitas, at the corner of Praça de Carlos Alberto and Rua do Carmo, are two churches in Porto that stand almost side by side. 
The two churches are separated by a very narrow (1m wide) house that was inhabited until the 1980's. The house was built so that the two churches would not share a common wall and to prevent any relations between the nuns of Igreja dos Carmelitas and the monks of Igreja do Carmo.


Igreja do Carmo yang sebelah kanan, Igreja Dos Carmelitas sebelah kiri

The Igreja do Carmo was built between 1756 and 1768 in the rococo or late Baroque, style by a disciple of Nicolau Nasoni, Jose de Figueiredo Seixas. The Igreja do Carmo has an outstanding azulejo-covered exterior with the azulejos added in 1912. The tiles were made locally in Vila Nova de Gaia and designed by the artist Silvestro Silvestri. They depict scenes of the founding of the Carmelite Order and Mount Carmel. 
The exterior facade of the church is richly crafted with a rectangular portal, flanked by two religious sculptures of the prophets Elijah and Elisha carved in Italy. The interior of the church has a single nave with seven lavish gilt altars, the work of sculptor Francisco Pereira Campanha, as well as a number of fine oil paintings.
The Igreja dos Carmelitas, next door, is the earlier of the two churches and was built in the mid-17th century with the exterior completed in 1628. The church was part of a convent that no longer exists. The facade is done in granite with three arched entrances topped with statues. There is a single bell tower on the left, the top of which is covered with blue and white azulejos tiles.  
Tengok la azulejos tiles dia


Nasib kami sampai awal pagi dekat sini, memang tak dak orang. Masa lalu balik sebelah petang tu, ramai betul orang nak ambik gambar dekat sini

Hai! Lepas dah habis dekat luar, kami masuk dalam gereja dos Carmelitas. Sebabnya, salah sorang ahli jemaah yang baru join nak masuk bakar lilin untuk mak dia. 
(dia memang rakyat British dan beragama kristian)

The interior of the Igreja dos Carmelitas has a single nave with six ornately decorated side chapels. The white ceiling adds a special lightness to the interior aided by the many large windows. The organ has been restored thanks to in part from contributions from the general public.

Isnin, 20 Mei 2019

Al - Andalus : Sao Bento Railway Station, Porto

17 November 2018

Assalamualaikum and Ola!

Lepas dah pusing sekitar kawasan square tu, kami bergerak ke Sao Bento Railway Station. Sebelum sampai sana jumpa sebuah gereja dekat tepi square tadi.

Tak pasti masih berfungsi ke tak

Dekat Porto ini, kalau bangunan bersejarah semua ada panel macam ni. Boleh la dapat input pasal sejarah bangunan 

The São Bento Railway Station (PortugueseEstação Ferroviária de São Bento) is a 20th-century railway station in the civil parish of Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau e Vitória, in the municipality of Porto, district of Porto 
The project was entrusted to Porto architect José Marques da Silva, who designed a building under the influence of French Beaux-Arts architecture

Ini view daripada pintu masuk Railway Station. 

Masuk saja terus nampak jadual perjalanan train

Esok pagi kami akan mai sini jugak untuk naik train ke Coimbra

Dinding dalam dia memang penuh la tiles biru. Setiap panel ada cerita dia masing-masing. Memang leka la sebenarnya kalau dok belek satu satu panel dinding dekat sini.

There are approximately 20,000 azulejo tiles, dating from 1905–1916, that were composed by Jorge Colaço, an important painter of azulejo of the time.[1] The first tiles were placed on 13 August 1905.[1] To the left of the entrance is a scene depicting the Battle of Arcos de Valdevez and Egas Moniz before Alfonso VII of Castile, while to the right, is D. João I in Oporto, with his fiancé and the Conquest of Ceuta. On the border wall at the entrance are small panels depicting countryside scenes
Tak dapat nak faham sebab tak de dalam English. Tapi boleh la kalau nak tau lebih lanjut boleh cari dekat internet pasal cerita-cerita setiap dinding ni


Dekat sini pun ada penerangan, tapi dalam dok kata laaa..x dok dalam English

Jumaat, 17 Mei 2019

Al - Andalus : Liberty Square, Porto

17 November 2018

Assalamualaikum and Ola!

Hari ini, kiranya full day kami dekat Porto. Masa datang hari tu, dapat info untuk jalan-jalan dekat Porto ni senang je. Jadikan Liberty Square sebagai penunjuk arah. Plan perjalanan anda sama ada nak cover kiri dulu atau kanan dulu. Buat loop. Dekat je sebenarnya kawasan or bangunan yang menarik untuk tengok, tapi disebabkan bentuk muka bumi Porto yang berbukit itu yang buat kita rasa penat berjalan tu.

Dekat kawasan ni barulah terasa musim luruh

Meriah kaler pokok dekat sini. Tapi dekat sini jelah pun nampak pokok daun merah oren ni. Tempat lain tak jumpa dah. Masa kami keluar ni masih awal pagi. Tak sesak manusia

Patung ni muka dia memang mengadap Town Hall 

One of the most significant occurrences in the history of this square was the death by hanging of the liberals in 1829, and it was also in this square that the Republic in Portugal was first proclaimed, on 31st January 1891. In 1866 the monument to the liberal king, D. Pedro IV, was inaugurated

Hai abg postman

Beria nak pergi baca apa benda, skali pakcik dekat belakang tu terus datang terangkan yang ni salah satu aktiviti yang pihak gereja sana buat. Bagus depa, keluar bertemu jemaah la kot kiranya ni

Nampak la sikit yang datang Porto musim luruh kan dekat sini

Cantik kot McD dekat sini, belum bukak rasanya sebab nampak pekerja busy dok kemas mop lantai 

Bangunan depan itulah Town Hall

Ini pulak lepas lintas jalan, pandang ke tugu tadi tu


Dah habis pusing dekat kawasan square ini, kita bergerak ke lokasi pertama hari ini, Soa Bento Railway Station.

Rabu, 15 Mei 2019

Al - Andalus : Livraria Lello, Porto

16 November 2018

Assalamualaikum and Ola!

Then, kami decide nak pergi ke salah satu kedai buku yang femes dekat Porto ni. Katanya antara the  world's most beautiful bookshop. Tapi nak masuk sini kena bayar tau. Harga tiket tu pulak, kalau beli buku dekat dalam tu, dia akan potong dengan harga tiket yg dah bayar tadi.

Masa kami sampai sini, dah nak dekat waktu magrib, so suasana dia bertambah cosy dekat dalam. Masalah dia adalah, ramai juga la manusia dekat dalam tu. Semua pun pakat nak ambik gambar dekat tangga cantik dia.

Livraria Lello’s building was built in 1906, by the engineer Xavier Esteves. He had a particular taste for literature, and that affinity with letters was marked by the construction of one of the most emblematic bookshops in the world.
Masuk saja terus nampak tangga itu.

The iconic crimson staircase.
“Thou who walked the room, shall then see a staircase which is a piece of surprising allure, for its apparent lightness which masks the audacity of its design. One feels the urge to climb it yet fears one’s weight may make it crumble.” (in Catálogo 1930 of Livraria Lello). 
Bila nampak kosong tak dak orang cepat-cepat la snap gambar ni








Memang cantikla architecture bangunan ini luar dan dalam


Cantik kan desing siling dia

Dekat dalam kawasan ini, khas untuk buku-buku berkaitan dengan Harry Potter saja.

Sementara tunggu ahli jemaah lain, kita berlakon jadi pekerja panjat tangga susun buku


Bila dah keluar, memang terus gelap lah. Berdepan dengan kedai buku ni ada satu kawasan menarik. Sebelum datang sini dah terbaca dah pasal kawasan ni. Tapi dah gelap ni, tak berapa nak nampak binaan bangunan yang bersekali dengan park ni. Nama dia Praca de Lisboa. Smart betul design dia (kalau nak tengok design dia, boleh la tekan link yang diberikan).






Jalan-jalan sikit dekat sini, then kami pun pulang ke apartment. Kebetulan depan bangunan apartment ni ada minimarket dengan kedai buah. Apa lagi kita masuk la untuk beli apa yang patutkan. Then sebelum naik atas, singgah kedai ice cream bawah apartment untuk kegembiraan.