Thursday, February 9, 2012

Oeiras Mother Church


Destroyed by the 1755 Earthquake, rebuilt (and enlarged) in 1777

26 comments:

Olivier said...

encore une superbe eglise, le plafond est magnifique

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» is always fascinated by church architecture, so he enjoyed seeing this beautiful place of worship.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is very distinctive architecture and decor.

Cezar and Léia said...

Esse teto com detalhe azul é maravilhoso!
Muito lindo!
Léia

Sharon said...

Such a gorgeous ceiling!

Kate said...

It certainly would be hard for me to concentrate on prayer when surrounded by all this beauty, but perhaps that might help worship?!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Magnificient view !

Sylvia K said...

I have to agree with Kate today, my prayers might get lost in the wonder of this incredible church! The ceiling is gorgeous!

Sylvia

San said...

Oh I sooooo love the colors of the ceiling. I could sit and enjoy it for hours.

Have a great day.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful interior image JM, well shown!

LadyFi said...

Just magnificent!

magiceye said...

Marvelous!

Lowell said...

Got to admit this is quite beautiful in its own way. Your photo is excellent - perfectly exposed!

VP said...

Excellent image of the interior of this beautiful church.

jennyfreckles said...

So different from most of our churches, but very beautiful. I could spend hours looking round there at all the artworks.

cieldequimper said...

Oh JM, another absolute beauty!

RedPat said...

Love it JM!

Halcyon said...

I'm glad it was rebuilt. It's beautiful!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

What a beautiful cathedral and an excellent picture.

Jack said...

The ceiling is a masterpiece. Thanks, JM.

Randy said...

So many beautiful things to see here. Great chandeliers too.

flutietootie said...

Nice architecture.

Joan Elizabeth said...

The colour scheme seems to be a bit all over the place in this building.

crocrodyl said...

Love the ceiling!

Kathy said...

Wow, such a lot of detail!

NixBlog said...

Beautiful capture of this historic church. The terrible earthquake must have destroyed some amazing buildings.