Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Oeiras Mother Church

This church was first mentioned in historical documents dating back to the 16th century, but it was enlarged in 1777, so this is not its original look. Some interior details here.

27 comments:

B SQUARED said...

Very Nice. I love your new banner photo.

Dina said...

So old. The inside is grand.

Thanks for your true comment at the Western Wall.

brattcat said...

What a fine church. And I loved going back to look at the interiors. Thank you for including the link.

Olivier said...

Je suis d'accord avec B.Squared, belle nouvelle bannière.

Jacob said...

Thanks for catching that fellow entering the building; gives an idea of the scale! Quite large. Your interior photos are fine, too. What's with the "no photo" rule?

It's a beautiful church, for sure!

Jarart said...

It looks quite grand. The interior is beautiful and I wonder why photography is prohibited.

Lois said...

There's that gorgeous blue sky again! This is a lovely church.

Vogon Poet said...

Great new banner, the church is beautiful and the interior photos perfect. And what a blue sky!

magicpolaroid said...

that interesting church! and that sky in the pic!

cieldequimper said...

What happened when you got caught inside?

Babzy said...

NIce old church , i like the little boy on the steps :)

joo said...

The church is beautiful. I'm generally not very keen on Baroque, but this one is nice.
By the way, I like your new main photo - it's superb!

m_m said...

It looks beautiful! Great composition of white church and blue sky!

Sharon said...

A beautiful church both inside and out. There is a lot of history here. Don't you sometimes wish the walls could talk and relate stories from the past?

Anya said...

Very unique church :)
And sooooo bleu sky
( I have send the hot weather to you, enjoy :)

Asta said...

Hi JM,

Beautiful church. I saw the ceiling. It's magnificant.

Best regards
Asta

PS: I left a small thing for you at my blog today-:)

Bergson said...

a new banner for the night

have you a banner for the morning
;-))

Prospero said...

Great looking church, JM.

Per Stromsjo said...

I have to use exposure compensation to get anywhere near this kind of sky in daylight shots. Well done.

Field of View said...

Beautiful !

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

What a lovely old church. I keep expecting the Father to walk round the corner any minute - his soutane flapping.

The deep blue of the sky make this a marvelous photo.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

what a wonderful architectural building. it is hard to believe it dates from the 16th century. I also like your new banner photo. it surprised me when i opened it earlier this week and you rearranged a few things. keeps us alert.

Hilda said...

I didn't realize just how big it is until I noticed the guy about to enter. It's beautiful and very striking against that deep blue sky.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful old church !! This is lovely..Unseen Rajasthan

AB said...

In Oeiras, history is obviously still present.

Jim K said...

Only 300 years old and not 500? Its an awesome monument to time, the inside is very nice.

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent!!! We, in the US, have nothing to show from the 16th century. thanks you for sharing.

Happy anniversay too. MB