Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Light Blue Ceilings



Chapel of Our Lady of the Conception and Saint Amaro at downtown Oeiras
The original building (1601) was destroyed after de 1755 Earthquake. Reconstruction took place in the late 18th century.

19 comments:

Olivier said...

magnifique dome

Birdman said...

What an beautiful chapel you have here.

Franje said...

Lovely! It's photos such as these, and my recent vacation there, that make me believe that Portugal is such an under-rated vacation destination. I have many students of Portuguese descent, and I wish they would brag and talk more of their ancestors' accomplishments.

Sharon said...

Wow, another gorgeous building. Such ornate details, I love it.

Merisi said...

Magnificent building and ceilings!

Sylvia K said...

Now that beautiful chapel does indeed have a "Heavenly" ceiling! Beautiful captures as always, JM.

Thanks for your visit and comments yesterday and, yes, I did read about how much ammunition that guy had in his apartment. Don't blame the movies, the guy is old enough to have to take responsibility for his own actions. We all have hurts and disappointments in our life, but most of us don't use actions like these as a problem solver.
Hope your week is off to a good start!

La Principessa Errante said...

So gorgeous. Thank you for the comment on the Zanzibar Slave Market - I googled the monument. Wow - breathtaking and so powerful. Appreciate the education.

Lowell said...

Magnifique! Love that blue ceiling and the way the Lady and the dove are breaking through the sky to bring their gifts to humanity!

Re your question on ... Yes, in comic form! :-)

TexWisGirl said...

so ornate!

Mama Zen said...

That's just stunning.

RedPat said...

Lovely!

VP said...

So soft and delicate colors...

Kay said...

Gorgeous views! Everything leading up to the ceilings is so pretty, too!

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

Both are quite lovely. You never see fantastic work like this in new buildings. Diane

Stickup Artist said...

Great indoor shots! I love how you can really sense the bas relief on the ceiling of the top shot. That is an extremely unusual treatment. I've never seen that before.

Randy said...

The color adds to the peaceful feeling of the place.

Gine said...

Bleu céleste... quoi de mieux pour une voûte d'église?

Joan Elizabeth said...

Looks like a wedgewood plate. I guess they copied the style.

Gunn said...

Great details!