Monday, December 20, 2010

Santo Condestável Church


Lisbon, 1951

19 comments:

Olivier said...

superbes photos , et surtout une tres belle gestion de l'eclairage, bravo

Kate said...

Your perspective makes me believe that the spires are indeed reaching to heaven.

Sharon said...

Beautiful church and equally beautiful night time photos!

Cezar and Léia said...

Amazing angle in this picture!The facade is beautiful!Impressive lights!
Léia

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic, superb captures, JM! There is a starkness that accents the beauty! Terrific! Hope you have a good week and have a very Merry, Joyous Christmas!

Sylvia

Randy said...

I agree with Kate. What a lovely church.

Lois said...

It is a spectacular looking church JM! It does appear to be reaching for the sky.

Leovi said...

Super frames with good night light.

VP said...

Really an amazing church. Forgive my ignorance but Condestável is really the name of a Saint?

VP said...

I checked Condestável, now I know that it's not a name but a tile...

Jacob said...

These are superb. Where is the light coming from? It is magnificent. Don't tell me you took these photos in 1951? Heck I was still a kid in 1951! Was it built in 1951?

JM said...

@VP: Yes, Condestável is a title, his name was Nuno Álvares Pereira.

@Jacob: The church was built in 1951. :-)

Irina said...

Ready to fly up. Cold beauty.

joo said...

Splendid photos JM!

Joan Elizabeth said...

The light and perspective here is just delicious. Regarding the Royals, that is part of a revamp of all my sites which will will happen over the next week or so ... you spotted the new addition very quickly!

Stickup Artist said...

Great choice to shoot this scene at night. It really emphasizes that sharp trajectory into space.

Small City Scenes said...

Stunning!! What a beautiful church. Who is it named for? Great lightening. Nice job. MB

T. Becque said...

Love the night shot. At first I thought you meant you took the photo in 1951, then I realized you were probably telling us that's when it was built. It's still early for me!

J Bar said...

It's marvellous.
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