Thursday, August 25, 2011

Main Altar


São Roque Church, Lisbon
For more photos of this church click here

26 comments:

Joan Elizabeth said...

I always find the level of ornamentation awesome but it really isn't to my taste. An excellent shot.

Leif Hagen said...

It's heavenly - gorgeous decoration!

Olivier said...

c'est GRANDIOSE

Halcyon said...

Fancy!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

That is one major difference between Europe and the USA. Whenever we are in Europe, whenever we walk by a church we will try the door to see if it is open and take a look inside because one never knows how beautiful and elaborate the interior will be. There are surprise gems all over, in large cities and small towns.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wow that's amazing JM, huge amount of work on this wall!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful altar.

Woody said...

I love the complexity of the details.

VP said...

Wonderful and perfectly kept. Great picture!

Dina said...

A labor of love, it appears.

Sylvia K said...

Such incredible detail! Beautiful place and another fantastic capture, JM! Hope you have a wonderful evening! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Jack said...

There is so much beauty, JM, that my eyes don't know where to rest! Nice.

Lois said...

Now that is impressive!

jennyfreckles said...

Lovely photo - you get magic out of that camera. Sometimes I don't like the ornate decoration of churches but this one is very attractive.

Photo Cache said...

someone already said it but i'd say it again - grandiose.

RedPat said...

Fabulous! it would make going to mass a special event as it should be.
Thanks for the rooster info - I had hoped you would give us the real story!

cieldequimper said...

Superb, as was the side altar. And the whole church!

Sérgio Pontes said...

Bela foto JM, ficou optima, usastes tripé?

Abraço

orvokki said...

JM, this is so beautifull.

Randy said...

There a just no words to describe the beauty.

ladyfi said...

Such a gorgeous altar!

Cildemer said...

Uma perfeita quadragem desse grandioso altar!

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Bjos e feliz fim de semana****

Kate said...

To me it doesn't seem like a "little church." It's incredibly beautiful!!

Art said...

What a gorgeous altar!

nathalie in Avignon said...

Made at a time when the Catholic church didn't mind spending fortunes on golden artwork. Just spectacular.

Francisca said...

This main altar looks almost simple compared to the rest of this ornamented church. I am quite torn about it, knowing the general level of poverty in the times churches such as this were built. Of course that has nothing to do with your fabulous photos.