Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Église Saint Louis-des-Français


Church founded in 1552 for the Francophone Catholic community in Lisbon.
This is not the original look of the building which was seriously damaged after the 1755 Earthquake.

15 comments:

Andrew said...

It's very elegant...

Cezar and Léia said...

Foto belissima, o detalhe é maravilhoso!
Léia

Sharon said...

That is a beautiful frame for that door!

VP said...

They got one in Rome too, with three Caravaggio inside!

RedPat said...

I wonder why there are bars on that upper window?

cieldequimper said...

VP stole my comment, as I knew he would! I have visited San Luigi dei Francesi in Rome twice but wasn't aware of the one in Lisbon. I hope I can find time to visit this decade!

Kay said...

I too am curious about the bars on the window. They seem odd unless they're somehow bracing it? It's quite an impressive door.

Lowell said...

I would guess the Francophones were Francophiles. Naturally.

Is there still a large Francophone Catholic community in Lisbon?

Hard to believe anything has been around since 1522. I'm assuming this doorway was reconstructed following the earthquake. Quite impressive.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful doorway, great history! I, too, am curious about the bars on the upper window! Hope your week is off to a great start, JM!

TexWisGirl said...

it is most beautiful.

Babzy said...

Didn't know that :)

Jack said...

An earthquake 260+ years ago is still on the minds of people in your town. America was mostly a wilderness then.

Randy said...

Beautiful details.

beatrice De said...

Lisbonne is full of beautufull churchs.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The 1755 earthquake really changed really changed everything for your city JM, you have to wonder how it would look today if the quake hadn't happened.