Saturday, February 25, 2012

Church Of The Incarnation


Like most of the buildings in Lisbon, the church was completely destroyed after the 1755 Great Earthquake. It was rebuilt in 1784.

26 comments:

Lúcia said...

A arquitetura é fantástica, quantos detalhes!!!
Fico feliz em saber que naquela época tiveram o cuidado e a precoupação de reconstrui-la. ;-)

Arija said...

It has bee rebuilt beautifully and fits my mood perfectlu after returning from my beloved sister's funeral. It has been a harrowing few weeks and is the reason I disappeared from blogging for a while.

crocrodyl said...

So rich!

Dina said...

So glad they rebuilt it. Beautiful.

Lowell said...

An elegant structure and your photo is superb...great light and color!

Some Catholic churches here are going backward - pre Vatican Council...Latin masses, even!

Sylvia K said...

Such a magnificent cathedral! I, too, am glad it was rebuilt! Wonderful capture, love the detail!

Sylvia

Kate said...

What a difference from your post yesterday. Shows the contrast between elegance and decay so well!

Sharon said...

Beautifully done!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

and what a magnificent job they made of it JM. Incredibly beautiful.

cieldequimper said...

If you let me inside, you won't know when I'll come out again... So much to see...

T. Becque said...

Just beautiful. I've heard you mention the earthquake several times on your blog, I don't think I realized the magnitude of it, it really destroyed a lot of buildings!

Halcyon said...

I'm glad it was rebuilt. So fantastic!!

Carolina Tavares said...

Lindíssima.

RedPat said...

Another wow shot by you! Fabulous.

Andrew said...

A wonderful interia... I would love to view this myself.

VP said...

Impressive and solemn, with an excellent light.

NixBlog said...

Awesome photo of this magnificent church!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Not sure if it is the lighting or the colour scheme that works so well, either way it blends so beautifully.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Another elegant Church -- you do a great job showing the light and the beautiful decorative work.

Jack said...

Wow. Wow. Did I say Wow?

Randy said...

Great place for meditation.

Cezar and Léia said...

Very richly ornated, awesome!
God bless you!
Cezar

Susan said...

Ummm. wow. That's amazing and you captured it beautifully.

AGMPRISMA said...

Que bien esta retratada esta iglesia llena de detalles, sin lugar a dudas Lisboa es un sitio preferido para mi, y me llama tambien la relación cordial con los portugueses.
Un saludo.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» is always interested in seeing the beautiful churches of Europe. This is quite splendid!

Leif Hagen said...

This heavenly photo of a magnificent sanctuary is amazing! Bravo, JM!