Sunday, February 26, 2012

Side Altar Dome



 Church of the Incarnation (previous post)

26 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

The first thing that came to mind when looking at the top shot was a "cookie". Maybe I should go and get lunch... :)
God bless you!
Cezar

Kate said...

This is quite an impressive structure.

Sharon said...

That dome is amazing.

Sylvia K said...

The cathedrals in your country are so incredibly beautiful, JM! I always love your captures and today is a great example of why! Have a lovely evening and a great week!

Sylvia

Lowell said...

What can I say...it's ornate, certainly beautiful, over-the-top impessive...and again your photos sparkle!

Re your comment on Ocala: What, you don't want a gator head for Christmas? Sheesh! ;-)

Yes, they're real and it's legal. Gators are protected here, but they can be hunted a couple of times a year, otherwise the population grows too big. A larger problem is in the Everglades in south Florida where people have let loose pet pythons which have multiplied and are now eating the gators!

Rob Siemann said...

Wow! A masterpiece.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Such a lot of work JM, I'm sure it took many years to complete the rebuilding after the earthquake.

Halcyon said...

Wow! So many beautiful details. I can sometimes understand why people liked to go to church in the old days.

magicpolaroid said...

wow amazing church!

Andrew said...

One word... beautiful.

RedPat said...

it really is other worldly!

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

Very impressive, i love taking photos of churches. How are they with you using a tripod? or are all these hand held?
A stunning set of images, you have captures the mood of this place really well

orvokki said...

Beautifullll church, as the earlier, too.

JM said...

@Shaun: I'm just an amateur, I never carry a tripod! :-)

Jack said...

JM, these are spectacular. What a place!

Carolina Tavares said...

Esta igreja está bem preservada, o que é muito bom.

Lúcia said...

Impressionante riqueza de detalhes, uma verdadeira obra de arte!
Tenha uma boa semana JM! ;-)

Randy said...

So many wonderful things to see and photograph.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

The inside of the dome resembles an octopus. This is a grand church!

Gunn said...

Is this open for everyone the year around.
Do you have to pay to see it.

It is very very beautiful!

Here in Stavanger some politicians want to take money to have tourists and other people visiting our Cathedral..... (that is why I asked you about this.)

JM said...

@Gunn: Churches are free. However, if you want to visit the cloisters or other areas of the Lisbon Cathedral or the Jeronimus Monastery, you have to pay. I'm sure about these two.

NixBlog said...

Quite amazing! Nice perspective in these.

VP said...

Excellent pictures of a wonderful church, I imagine taken in not easy conditions...

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy to see the closeup of this beautiful altar.

Karl said...

Not only very very beautiful, spectacular!!

Virginia said...

JM, I knew we were kindred spirits. I loathe using a tripod and avoid at all costs. Now you know why most of mine are a bit "soft". YOURS are tack sharp and wonderful.
V