DescriptionThe Almendres Cromlech megalithic complex, from the neolithic period (5000 - 4000 B.C.), found rather late, in 1964, is located near Guadalupe, Évora, Portugal. It is one of the earliest public monuments and the largest existing group of structured menhirs in the Iberian Peninsula, and one of the largest in Europe.The 92 menhirs of different sizes currently form two grounds that were built oriented to different equinox directions. The axis of the ovals is oriented along an east-west direction. The complex's position latitude is about the same as the maximum moon elongation (38.55 degrees for 1500 B.C.); the other latitude at which that happens is that of Stonehenge, 51.18 degrees for 2000 B.C. It is believed that the monument had religious purposes and functioned as a primitive astronomical observatory.(see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almendres_Cromlech)
Joao Fialho, Vendas Novas, Portugal, UE Member Since January 2010 Artist Statement My name is João Fialho and I live in Vendas Novas, Portugal, U.E. You can contact me through the email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I spend some of my time (hollidays, weekends, ...) taking photographs of Portugal and Spain. I'm primarily an urban photographer, but i also take night photos and nature, landscape, seascape photos. I prefer panoramics.
I use Photoshop LightRoom to handle my photos, and do some manipulation. In a few cases (HDR), i also use Photomatix.
You can see some of my other photos here: http://joao-fialho.blogspot.com