Monday, December 29, 2008

Church window

Our Lady of the Incarnation church at Chiado, Lisbon downtown.

16 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Beautiful details in this photograph. I thought it was in France and then see it is in Portugal.

Lois said...

Very lovely! It looks like it could be a window on a castle.

Marc said...

Nice shot. I like the sharp contrast between the black of the glass and the light coloured stone.

J ..de Santa Fe said...

I love the ornate simplicity of this.
Texture, just texture and symmetry.

Tanya said...

What gorgeous architecture JM...funny, I did a church today too, but mine is a 360 difference compared to yours!

Sterl the Pearl's Daily Pics of Boulder said...

Beautiful. Churches provide such amazing outlets for fine architecture. I just took my 3 yr old son to a huge cathederal in NYC and he was blown away by the arches and carvings, much like this pic. I am also reading Ken Follet's book The Pillars of the Earth right now - a wonderful novel about people who build the first cathederals in the UK. Have a good day!

marie6 said...

Very nice architecture!

Carrie Hayes said...

Wonderful detail!!

Hilda said...

The details are fabulous. Definitely worth enlarging.

mkhansen said...

I looked at this for a long time, then looked at your title. A church! I wouldn't have guessed it. You caught all that detail very crisply.

Marie-Noyale said...

This "almost black and white" makes the architectural details stand out.

I am glad you enjoyed Françoise Hardy!! ;~))

magiceye said...

perfect composition!

humanobserver said...

magnificent...

Julie said...

Astounding, isn't it? Compare this with some of the buildings that are lauded today. The really sad thing is that the stonemason skills necessary to create this has been lost to the world.

the donG said...

beautiful! if you didnt mentioned that it's a church, i could have thought it's a window of a palace.

rob said...

The details of this photo are stunning!