Sunday, August 18, 2013

Church Of São Nicolau


Downtown Lisbon

The original building dated back to the early 13th century but it was destroyed after the 1755 Great Earthquake and rebuilt in the 1770s.

20 comments:

cieldequimper said...

I wonder what the original building looked like. This one is beautiful.

Joan Elizabeth said...

There is a unusual simplicity in this one.

Gregory Urbano said...

looks like a glass room in the upper left of the building , wonder if that is a green house or something

Birdman said...

Don't look that much like a church from this view.

TexWisGirl said...

big and beautiful!

Sharon said...

This one looks pretty sturdy!

Linda said...

Beautiful and majestic. It must be lovely inside, too!

Sylvia K said...

That earthquake in 1755 must have been a monster!! It does seem to have destroyed so many wonderful places! I'm glad that so many of them were rebuilt! Magnificent church and your composition is terrific as always! Hope you've had a great weekend, JM!

Lowell said...

A grand and beautiful structure...looks solid now! I noted the glass section up on the left, too, and wondered if it was some kind or nursery or greenhouse.

VP said...

Impressive building, beautiful church...

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Very nice JM!

Greetings from the Netherlands,
Gert Jan

Kovács Miklós said...

That earthquake was terrible but fortunately this church is beautiful again. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend. Greetings

LONDONLULU said...

They did a great job rebuilding, very nice building and photo too:)

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

This is beautiful, sorry for the lack of visits we have been very busy trying to get the house back ship shape. Not quite there but nearly! Have a good week, Diane

RedPat said...

So old!! And it looks like it has some nice tile-work.

Bob Crowe said...

Interesting architecture. It refuses to be grandiose and inspiring, settling for restrained dignity. I'd like to see what's inside that might offset the exterior.

Randy said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Photo Cache said...

i thought it looked old even before i saw the text. it looks like it's very durable.

Cezar and Léia said...

Adorable facade, looks so peaceful!
Léia

Laura. M said...

Magnífico edificio!!