Thursday, December 29, 2011

Church Of Sacramento


Lisbon (1671-1685)
The church colapsed after the 1755 Great Earthquake (75 bodies were found in the rubble... 18 months later!). The reconstruction, following the original design, started in 1772.

23 comments:

Dina said...

The church is beautiful again. But the story of the 75 bodies is so sad and shocking.

Olivier said...

cette eglise est magnifique

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Tragic history.

The issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine that we received yesterday has an article on Lisbon, which rekindled fond memories of our too-brief visit a decade ago.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's has some tough times this beautiful building JM. Let's hope it's seen the worst!

Sharon said...

It's like the Phoenix, rising from the ashes! A tragic history but, so beautiful it had to be rebuilt.

magiceye said...

they have done a magnificent job reconstructing it!

cieldequimper said...

Is there a better place to die than the house of God?

In those days they still knew how to reconstruct! :-)

crocrodyl said...

It is so beautiful! Lovely paintings!

VP said...

Faithful reconstruction according to an original is often slow and tricky, but we can say they did it extremely well!

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Simply gorgeous... I'd love to be able to go into a cathedral or church like this someday...

Sylvia K said...

Tragic history, but what a terrific reconstruction! Incredibly beautiful church and your captures are superb as always, JM! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

joo said...

The light there is awesome. Very special place with such a tragic story behind!

RedPat said...

Wow - it is gorgeous!

jennyfreckles said...

I wonder how anyone can concentrate on a service with all that to marvel at!

Lowell said...

I could stare at this for a long time -- magnificent. So much to see and take in. Great photo, JM, with gorgeous light.

Joan Elizabeth said...

If it fell over today I doubt it would ever be reconstructed in this glory if reconstructed at all. I love the light in the niches and the way you have succeeded with getting such a good image.

Andrew said...

Stunning to see...

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

very elegant image with great character. how goes it. i hope all is well. have a good holiday weekend! we have been travelling and working. the story of our life. we need more photo shoot time. we were in monument valley for christmas and it was cold but absolutely gorgeous images. Happy Holidays!

Randy said...

What a stunning church interior.

J Bar said...

So beautiful.
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Leif Hagen said...

What a magnificent, scrumptious interior! A heavenly church indeed!
Happy New Year, Jose'!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Thanks for the reminder that reconstructions in your beautiful city started before our area had any buildings at all ;>)

Francisca said...

For your blogging friends across the great blue pond, 1772 is still ancient. LOL! The soft peach walls and lighting makes this a warm church interior, despite its grandeur (which I normally find overwhelming).