Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Main Altar



The construction of the Lisbon Cathedral dates back to 1150. However, many transformations took place over the centuries and such is the case of this altar section.

23 comments:

Nefertiti said...

magnifique endroit !

Kate said...

The painting a decorations above the main altar are breathtaking!

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

It never ceases to amaze me how the people way back, managed to build such beautiful buildings without the equipment that we have today. Have a good day Diane

Olivier said...

belle eglise et belle photo pas facile dans ce genre d'endroit avec des ombres et lumieres

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

It's both beautiful and creepy.

Sharon said...

So beautiful! I love the colors on the ceiling.

MaCoBra said...

I have been there, I recoqnize it ;)

Halcyon said...

This is gorgeous! I can see why people enjoyed church in the old days. If you didn't like the sermon, you could just feast your eyes on all that beauty. :)

TexWisGirl said...

holy smokes!

Sylvia K said...

These old, old churches never fail to amaze me at what people were capable of doing/creating! Mind boggling! Superb captures as always, JM!

La Principessa Errante said...

What a truly gorgeous place. The wrought iron chandeliers, the ornamented ceiling with frescoes, I could stare at it for hours.

RedPat said...

The craftsmanship is incredible!

Mama Zen said...

Breathtaking!

Lowell said...

This place reeks of the past, of time much different than our own, of incense and hushed voices, and chorales and priestly meditations, and petitions by the faithful kneeling, punishing their knees on the stone. It is beautiful in an eerie sort of way.

ladyfi said...

What a lovely church.

VP said...

It is always fascinating to discover different epochs inside a very old church...

Jack said...

It is spectacular, JM. Using pink makes it seem very warm and friendly, unlike many cathedrals.

Kay said...

What a beautiful cathedral!

Bob Crowe said...

I particularly like the second picture and the low angle. It adds to the sense of grandeur.

Randy said...

Visually stunning.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I do adore you interior shots of the these grand buildings ... saves me having to go to Europe to see them myself :-)

Cezar and Léia said...

Breathtaking!I love the angle in your first shot, the altar is wonderful!
Léia

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The high vaulted ceilings are magnificent JM, beautifully shown here.