BEYOND MARÃO MOUNTAIN
Beyond Marão Mountain: a superb area os water and stone
The Marão mountain is a superb area of water and stone. From the slopes of the Alvão mountain and Ermelo waterfalls, to the remote village of Alvadia — already at the gates of low Barroso mountain, in the municipality of Ribeira de Pena — sees the shrine of Our Lady of Grace (Mondim de Basto), on the top. The rudeness of the people that lives here may be due to the same reasons that support wild cows dark brown, wild goats and rabbits, wolves and a large black crows with many legends and superstitions...
«Who would not conceive a prince a great lord and abundant in everything? But yet being so ill-furnished with the gifts of the mind, and ever thinking he shall never have enough, he's the poorest of all men (...) Farewell, my best disputant More, and stoutly defend your Moriae» [folly].
DESIDERIUS ERASMUS (of Rotherham)
"The Praise of Folly"
Trans. John Wilson
OUR LADY OF TEIXEIRA FRESCO PAINTINGS
Sequeiros, Torre de Moncorvo: Our Lady of Teixeira
The fresco paintings of the hermitage (Sequeiros, Torre de Moncorvo) are contemporaries of Domenikos Theotokópoulos, El Greco. The same lines, the same colours and the same stretching of the bodies which one can observe in many of the doomsday are typical of the Greek’s painter who had moved to Toledo and to his master, Michael Angelo.