Saturday, March 23, 2013

Tiled Sanctuary



Church of Our Lady of Remedies (17th century) at Carcavelos
 
I find this church very difficult to photograph. Have been here twice before and deleted all the shots I took. This time I'm posting two just because I don't think I can do any better than this. Sorry.

27 comments:

Sami said...

Lovely tile work.

Dina said...

Your "sorry" makes me LOL.
Wow.
Wait, but how do they make tiles into a curved arch?

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

A tile church is certainly reflective of Portuguese culture and art.

It is good to catch up with your excellent posts. Julie and I were away in Israel and Jordan for several weeks, so I was not able to keep up or comment.

TexWisGirl said...

so incredibly busy! wow!

Kathy said...

Sometimes all those little tiny details are just very hard to capture on film (I use that word lightly; what does one say these days? on memory card?). I think you've still given us a flavor of how beautiful this tilework is.

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Beautiful!
Greetings from the Netherlands,
DzjieDzjee

Lowell said...

You did well...and there's certainly no need to apologize. I've never seen anything like this - only in Portugal? All that tile. Looks like an overly-tattooed person! :)

I can see why it would be hard to photograph...parts of the church are dark and parts hit by light are going to be way too reflective.

Sharon said...

I can see why this would be a difficult subject to photograph but, these two shots are great. There is so much to see in all those patterns of the tile.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Some situations are tres tricky JM, but you've done a super job here..I really like the blue and yellow tiling.

Birdman said...

What a challenge to get it recorded. Success!

Sylvia K said...

The tile work is so amazing and I can understand how it would be difficult to capture, but you've done a terrific job as always, JM! Enjoy your weekend!

cieldequimper said...

Yes, your photos are absolutely terrible, as usual! :-) I just don't have words for this beauty...

Cezar and Léia said...

Eu estou encantada olhando aqui essas fotos maravilhosas, os detalhes são riquissimos!Quero visitar, quero visitar lá! :)
Léia

VP said...

It happens, I hate bad shots and can tolerate them on my card! Anyway, this picture may not be perfect, but it is very good and I like it very much.

crocrodyl said...

Fantastic! I love tiles!

RedPat said...

You've done very well as usual! It is a tricky subject with the way the light plays on all those wonderful tiles!

LOLfromPasa said...

How beautiful. I have been showing Mr LOL your photos. Impressed!

Doronette NF said...

Amazing picture ! So happy to find your lovely blog. More, I plan to visit Lisbon since long time already...

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Kay said...

These shots are certainly worth looking at, though it's not hard to see how this spot would be difficult to shoot. It's probably one of those places that needs special lighting and a backpack full of equipment. The tiling is amazing, as are all the arches.

Randy said...

There are no words to describe the beauty.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

As always your pictures are stunning. Hope all is well with you?
Best wishes,
Joan

ladyfi said...

Don't apologize. These shots are amazing! Love the second one. Such a beautiful church.

brattcat said...

please don't apologize. these are wonderful.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I can see why you had gone back and tried again ... it's amazing.

LONDONLULU said...

Absolutely stunning! Both your photos and those tiles:) The tilework seems so unique to Portugal. Just lovely.

Bob Crowe said...

To my American brain, tiles feel closed in and simply functional. We only encounter them in bathrooms and kitchens. Iberia shows so many other possibilities.

Arija said...

What a wonderful church. It seems to have a Moorish influence.