Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Santo Amaro Chapel

All photo bloggers know how much more attention we pay to things that surround us from the moment we start a blog. I think this was the first time I've visited this small chapel at Oeiras, dating from 1601 but rebuilt in the 18th century.

26 comments:

brattcat said...

Three wonderful shots, JM. You really get a sense of the original in the stone work.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

What a beautiful chapel. You are so correct that as photo bloggers once we start our websites, we see so many new things in our communities with our new eyes. It is ironic that you saw the Chihuly 365 coffee table book. Have you had enough Chihuly yet? I have not scene that book but I sure have enjoyed photographing and sharing Chihuly in the desert. I will be very sad when the exhibit ends.

Cezar and Léia said...

I agree with you JM about knowing how much more attention we pay to things that surround us when we start a blog.I have this same feeling.

Wonderful chapel!Amazing details!
kind regards
Léia

the buddhess said...

I'm glad you did go to this chapel, or else we wouldn't have seen this beautiful structure. So impressive.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

You're right JM. We pay more and more attention to the things around us as we get more and more involved in blogging :)

What a detailed architecture this place has. I'm simply becoming mad to see Oeiras.

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Hilda said...

Oh wow, this is so opulent!

Olivier said...

le dôme est magnifique avec cet oiseau

the dome is beautiful with this bird

Kate said...

Your photos are a perfect example of why I love to visit other countries. There is so much history that can be recorded visually. It's a beautiful chapel and I'm pleased that you shared your "new find" with us.

Jacob said...

Absolutely gorgeous, JM. Glad you got inside to give us a look. I'm always stunned by the beauty of these old religious constructions.

nobu said...

Each of photos are beautiful!

Lois said...

Everything about that place is gorgeous JM! I totally agree with you about photo blogging. I have noticed so many more details and learned so much about where I live since I started my blog. It's also so much fun!

J ..de Santa Fe said...

Just glorious!

willow said...

Absolutely gorgeous chapel!

m_m said...

Beautiful! Very nice shots!

cieldequimper said...

Well thank you for being the perfect blogger! ;-) This is a very intimate and beautiful chapel.

Marc said...

It is true that having a photo blog makes you notice all kind of beautiful things around you. More than before photoblogging. And it's great to share this with fellow bloggers.
I really like the picture of the ceiling for its wonderful colours.

Per Stromsjo said...

With or without a blog, practicing photography certainly sharpens the sense for things around us.

I particularly like the third shot when enlarged. Lots of detail there.

Karen said...

Beautiful photos of a beautiful place. The middle photo reminds me of Wedgewood with that soft lovely blue.

humanobserver said...

Great and beautiful designs. I loved the last image very much.

magiceye said...

gorgeous

White Oleander said...

Beautiful! What is the official religion of Portugal?

Joan Elizabeth said...

There is a richness of ornamentation in the old buildings in Europe that just isn't seen here. I enjoy visiting them through your photographic eye.

Jim said...

wonderful detail

susieofarabia said...

What an awesome place!
I'm always looking around me for things I think might be interesting on my blog.

Jackie said...

Wow, that is so intricate, you captured it beautifully :)

Lisa Wilson said...

Just beautiful!