Wednesday, June 1, 2011

São Roque Church



The building dates back to the late 16th century and survived the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake without too much damage.

32 comments:

Olivier said...

deux belles photos, avec une préférence pour la deuxième et ces belles lumières sous les arches

Dina said...

Thank God it survived. This church and the ceiling especially are gorgeous.

Cezar and Léia said...

Que igreja maravilhosa, o teto é deslumbrante e as colunas também!
Lindissima!
Léia

San said...

How do you do this?! The ceiling picture is truly amazing.

Woody said...

Magnificent details and dramatic colors. Wonderful compositions, nicely done!

Carolina Tavares said...

Quando for em Lisboa usarei teu blog como guia.

Que linda esta igreja, parece que o teto foi betumado por cima da pintura. Esse tom preto parece betume.

Fantástico!

Sérgio Pontes said...

Estão realmente óptimas, um grande abraço

Sharon said...

I can see that there is a lot to see iside this church. All those paintings must tell a story. This is a wonderful historic building.

Lois said...

It is absolutely stunning JM! I love seeing that pipe organ up there.

Stickup Artist said...

Utterly stupendous! I simply can't imagine having places to visit in my hometown that look like this and date so far back. Is that ceiling made of wood? I think I see long lines that remind me of a hardwood floor. If so, is that common?

joo said...

It's a marvellous church, JM!

Jack said...

Just look at this amazing ceiling. JM, you have an abundance of riches and beauty in your area.

Virginia said...

Oh what a beautiful place to worship. Thankfully it survived the quake. These are wonderful photographs JM.
V

Birdman said...

What a ceiling!

VP said...

A beautiful church and, it seems, very well built!

cieldequimper said...

An absolute beauty. It looks so dark in the first photo and so bright in the second one!

Rob and Mandy said...

Isn't this church an absolute beauty!

Jacob said...

It's hard to imagine that this place was here at the time of Martin Luther! Talk about living history. And it is truly a gorgeous building. But, again, your photos are so good and they show it off so well.

"Sao" means "saint" in English. A rogue is a rather nasty character in our language. Was there a St. Rogue? I guess I'll have to spend some time with my ol' friend, Google.

Jacob said...

Okay, I shouldn't ask you all those questions until after I have done some research...

The site of the church was where victims of the plague were buried...St. Roch was considered the Holy Protector from the Plague.

Sometimes the Internet is a wonderful thing!

Joanne said...

Ficaram fantásticas! Fabuloso este sitio:)

Anzu said...

How majestic construction that I've never seen. w(゚o゚;w(゚o゚)w;゚o゚)w
Amazing gold sculpture gives me a sense of being overwhelmed.
Thank you for sharing the treasured place !!

Bob Crowe said...

Rococo with a capital R. I suppose these churches were designed to inspire awe in the illiterate but they still make a strong impression today.

brattcat said...

truly a magnificent achievement.

Al said...

Incredible, the artistry here is so impressive. And I don't know how a building like this survives a major earthquake!

Randy said...

All the dark wood give this such a dramatic fee. So beautiful.

Sylvia K said...

A majestic building! Incredibly beautiful and your capture is awesome as always! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Joan Elizabeth said...

The ornate buildings in your part of the world make just about everywhere in Australia seem spartan.

ladyfi said...

These shots, this place - just stunning!

Amin said...

Beautiful building...

Leif Hagen said...

Some gorgeous photos of a heavenly church! Lisbon seems to be a jewelry box of beautiful churches and palaces! Yes, let's meet in 2013 in Lisbon - are you a good tour guide?

Irina said...

The church is gorgeous. The pipe organ acoustics is gorgeous too, I am sure.

Cildemer said...

Fotos magnificas! E que riqueza na decoração dessa igreja!
Vou ajuntar na lista das coisas pra ver para a próxima vez que aí vou!

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