Friday, March 30, 2012

Painted Ceiling



São Paulo Church, Lisbon

The original building was destroyed after the Great Earthquake in 1755. The reconstruction started in 1768.

28 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Uma riqueza de detalhes impressionante na pintura, essa igreja é maravilhosa!
Léia

Kate said...

Such ornate and remarkable beauty, and it looks like it's in great condition. It would be hard to worship in this church because the art work would be a big distraction for me. Perhaps I should consider it an inspiration instead.

Dina said...

Sometimes I think such churches should have mats on the floor instead of pews, for better viewing.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

Just gorgeous! We have nothing like this here in the States. Your blog always makes me revisit how young our country really is.

Thanks for the Theme Day Linky!

brattcat said...

exquisite.

Sharon said...

Stunning!

Sylvia K said...

Incredible and so beautiful! Superb capture, JM, as always! The colors are awesome! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Karl said...

There are really gorgeous paintings in this wonderful church, perfect captured JM.

Babzy said...

great art work ! Have a good weekend :)

TexWisGirl said...

really gorgeous! stunning artwork!

Wren said...

Gorgeous architecture. Thank you for sharing.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

You are fortunate to have such great artwork and churches!

joo said...

It's awesome, JM!

Kay said...

Beautiful! I think I agree with Dina.

RedPat said...

Wow JM!

Lowell said...

This is magnifique! And it's a great photo! I think it's even more elaborate than the ceilings at the Palais de Versailles. Can't imagine how they did that.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I didn't need the second shot to get the sense of the lofty height of this ceiling. I was immediately standing below it gawking up. As always, beautiful photography, my life is made richer every day by visiting your place.

Andrew said...

That is so stunning to see..

Gina said...

Amazing!

Carolina Tavares said...

Magnífico teto pintado em cores vivas contrastando com o branco das paredes. Belíssima igreja.

Randy said...

That is breathtaking.

Rob and Mandy said...

How impressive! You must have been laying on your back in the middle of the church for the first shot.

VP said...

Great image of a beautiful church...

Halcyon said...

That is grand!!

Jack said...

JM, there aren't big enough words to describe this magnificent ceiling.

NixBlog said...

Quite magnificent and your captures do it justice.

Stickup Artist said...

Oh Wow! That's magnificent! I love the contrast between the white (marble?) and vivid colors in the ceiling. It's spectacular!

Francisca said...

This stunning church fresco could have been linked to Monday Mural.