Sunday, April 15, 2012

Baptismal Font


The Lisbon Cathedral dates back to 1150. However, some transformations took place over the centuries. Although it has been damaged, the building survived the Great Earthquake in 1755 and new elements were added during the restoration.

29 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Que composiçao mais artistica nessa foto, amei o angulo e os azulejos são belissimos!
Léia

Cathy Hudspeth said...

Love the perspective you took here - great framing! Can't believe you have buildings from the 12th century to photograph and I think 100 year old buildings are old here!

ladyfi said...

Those pillars look lovely.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

It's very powerful. I didn't expect the strong vertical lines for a baptismal font. It's almost like bars on a prison.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

A very interesting photo.

cieldequimper said...

Is it still in use?

Sharon said...

Beautiful tiles behind those bars.

Virginia said...

And of course the gorgeous tilework! Interesting POV here JM. Love it.
V

JM said...

@Ciel: I don't think so.

VP said...

Wonderful... You have found an interesting and unusual angle.

Andrew said...

A fantastic composition.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

These architectural elements form quite a contrast to the lighting of the company offices that you showed the other day. What a difference a few centuries can make.

Sylvia K said...

As always, I'm amazed at the photos you get of places this old! As Cathy wrote, here in the states, too, we're doing good to see any buildings built two hundred years ago! The tile work is gorgeous and your composition is superb as always, JM! Have a great week!

Sylvia

TexWisGirl said...

i've never liked these. always too 'cryptish' for me.

joo said...

Splendid!

Sérgio Pontes said...

É um local muito bonito. Abraço

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

The workmanship was so much better years ago when they did not have the tools we have today!! Diane

Kay said...

Beautiful! Like others from the U.S. it is so interesting to see things with so much history!

NixBlog said...

Amazing that this building survived the earthquake, given its years! Great shot, Jose!

Lowell said...

The baptismal prison! :-) Can you imagine the lives of all those baptized down through the years at this font? Wonderful composition, JM. Love those tiles in the background, too.

Randy said...

Amazing photo. I love the tiles.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The blue and white tile work absolutely makes this a wonderful image JM. I'm so in awe of the age of some European cathedrals.

San said...

This picture is truly amazing. I love everything about it: the composition, the lighting.

Have a great new week.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful! I'd love to get a closer look at the tile work.

Halcyon said...

A beautiful shot you've got here, wonderfully composed!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

This picture seems so intimate.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Always tiles in your part of the world. I really like the blue and white ones.

Francisca said...

Beautiful tile work.

Earnestine Kettering said...

It's pretty incredible that Lisbon Cathedral had survived numerous earthquakes. What I like most about this cathedral is the main facade, which actually looks like a fortress. It must have once been used as a forward base to attack the enemy during a siege.

Earnestine Kettering