Tuesday, February 17, 2009

18th century vs. 21st

1- Oeiras Mother Church
2- São Julião da Barra Parish Church (Oeiras)

25 comments:

Olivier said...

deux clochers complètement différents, je resterais classiques avec une préférence pour le premier.

two bell towers are completely different, I stay with a traditional preference for the first.

nanak said...

nice title for a cool photo :)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Nice contrast. I agree with Olivier. I prefer the first tower, but there is enough room for a variety of architectural styles as well.

Lois said...

Those both look lovely against the deep blue of the sky!

nobu said...

I like first the first tower, but the contrast is interesting.

willow said...

You have the bluest skies over there! Even our clear skies have a pinch of grey in them.

Marc said...

If you ask me, the 18th century one wins hands down in terms of beauty.

Sharon said...

Wow, what a contrast! I think the first is much nicer.

Jarart said...

Both beautiful in their own way. Excellent photo's.

Virginia said...

I'm with Olivier. I'll take the old gorgeous bell tower! Nice to see both though JM>
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Small City Scenes said...

I love the old but look at the nice clean lines on the new. they both have their place. Nice shots. MB

Steffe said...

No clock on the new one!

bitingmidge said...

We've had a few days of rain, so I needed a fix of blue sky! Thanks!

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get zapped said...

Very cool contrast!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

definitely the 18th!

Marie-Noyale said...

From that angle ,I prefer the first one..
But I would have to see the whole thing before I am definitive !

Tricia said...

That's a fantastic angle for both photos & I love that sky - it's gorgeous!!!

Hilda said...

Stark difference, but I like both of them.

Jacob said...

Wonderfully composed. Interesting architecture...great colors and contrast.

humanobserver said...

Brilliant :) Looks so amazing :)

magiceye said...

wonderful compositions!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Interesting idea to put them up against each other. I like them both.

Babooshka said...

Just so beautiful.

Jessica said...

Love this idea and contrast. It's interesting to see how new architects are keeping old ideas fresh.

lisasarsfield said...

I really like these bell towers. They're awesome and I wouldn't mind photographing them myself!