Monday, November 2, 2009

Jeronimus Church

This is what's behind the doors I posted yesterday as seen from the upper choir, the only place where you are allowed to take photos (what I really found difficult to do...). Click to enlarge both pics for a better view of the church even though they don't do it justice...

28 comments:

Jarart said...

Just as amazing as the doors! Magnificent.

Dina said...

Those "lacy" columns are really something!
What a church!

Lois said...

Gorgeous JM! That place is huge.

marley said...

The detail is amazing! The columns especially.

joo said...

I was sure that such a wonderful door leads to even more wonderful inside. Marvelous!

Asta said...

Hi JM,

WOW. This is very beautiful. As magnificant and grand as the doors!

Best regards
Asta

Anya said...

Its a unique place !!
Amazing from the inside :)

bikim said...

É lindo mesmo! Às vezes esquecemo-nos, não é?!
Tudo de bom!
Rosa

Sharon said...

This church looks gorgeous. I'm amazed at all the carvings on the columns. It would take a long to see all those carvings.

Vogon Poet said...

I was going to ask you something of the inside in yesterday comment... This is a triumph of the Manueline style and a great church. Wonderful images, they really need to be enlarged for a full appreciation. Great post!

Joan Elizabeth said...

This is incredibly ornate and the photographs are superb, the windows, the sunlight and the detail of the stonework. Wonderful.

Babzy said...

wowo , this is really huge and beautiful inside !

ruma2008 said...

This church just expresses prosperity of Portugal.
It is the greatness that I am made to admire.

Thank you for showing a grand work.

Leif Hagen said...

Some magnificent details on those huge, tallllll pillars! I'd hate to have to change the ceiling light bulbs there!

Jacob said...

It's huge. And I can imagine it was a challenge to get some good shots. As VP said, the pictures give the full effect when enlarged. It's a fantastic place!

Nice work, JM!

Tanya said...

Wow JM, that church is AMAZING!

brattcat said...

Thank you so much for taking us behind those amazing doors. These are truly awe inspiring. The scale of this church is huge. I love the second photo with the child leaning against the ornate column.

Chuck Pefley said...

Impressive interior!

Kilauea Poetry said...

So this was it. I see what you mean..wow, the intricacy in each of those columns & windows not to mention the ceiling! I just wonder how long it took to build this? So fascinating. At least you were able to get these shots- thanks.

Ya..it's Portuguese all right. My husband's side. Were you born and raised in Portugal? This nationality makes me grin..not smile, Ha..in jest-
http://inthepacific.blogspot.com/2009/09/grandpa-was-boat-builder.html

Boise Diva said...

The perspective is so tall...

Small City Scenes said...

Golly, I didn't think it would me more impressive than the door is---but the inside is. Look at all the design on each post and pillar. Interesting. MB

Jim K said...

I think from that spot, you can show how huge that place it. It looks scary.

Hilda said...

Magnificent! It is everything that those doors promised, and more. I feel like I'm under a mountain. Absolutely fantastic!

Cezar and Léia said...

Eu aumentei a imagem e realmente as colunas são tomadas completamente de maravilhosos pequenos detalhes!
Lindo!
Léia
( ahhh degustamos muitaaaa champagne sim! Bommmm!)

Tricia said...

It would be hard to focus on mass in such an elegant church. So beautiful

Glennis said...

So huge and all the pillars carved so delicately, I loved the light streaming in through the stained glass too, a really special old church. The doors did lead to something spectacular.

exposemaximum said...

churches are always great for photography

Joanne said...

Tenho que ir, que vergonha, acho que a ultima vez foi quando era criança! É lindo....