Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Church Of Saint Domingos


The construction of the original building started back in 1241. In 1755, the church, as the whole downtown Lisbon, collapsed after the Great Earthquake which was followed by a tsunami and a great fire. It was reconstructed years later and, in 1959, the interior and roof were destroyed by a fire. Restoration works took years to be completed. However, all the stonework has been left ruined and I think it looks fantastic like that.

20 comments:

ladyfi said...

Wow - gorgeous!

Sharon said...

After succumbing to earthquake, tsunami, and fire, I think it deserves to proudly show a few scars. And, it looks lovely this way.

VP said...

As they say: still standing!

Mersad said...

Wonderful texture and vibrant colors.

William Kendall said...

It does look lovely, different, and quite dramatic!

Sylvia K said...

I agree with Sharon, it does indeed deserve to show it's scars!! Wonderful, dramatic capture, JM!!

LOLfromPasa said...

Wonderful place. Super photo!

Leovi said...

Yes, wonderful light in this beautiful church, pretty picture!

Tamera said...

I agree, showing all that it has been through is a good thing! It's amazing that this building is still standing, almost a thousand years old.

Dina said...

A great decision to leave some reminders of all what this church has been through.

cieldequimper said...

It looks gorgeously decadent like that and the light is amazing!

Lowell said...

Hard to believe that anything is left after all this building has been through. That interior is spooky but very intriguing. It certainly is a testimony to the resilience of the people involved in bringing it back to life.

Kay said...

A lesson to us all to accept aging and battering scars with grace!

Jack said...

Seeing the stonework so dark and damaged is such a different approach to restoration. Imagine the discussions that must have taken place while the planning for restoration was going on.

Randy said...

I agree with Sharon too. Nice shot.

EG CameraGirl said...

I too agree with Sharon. I didn't realize Lisbon has suffered an earthquake, a tsunami and a fire! Horrendous!

Cezar and Léia said...

lugar historico e lindo!
Léia

orvokki said...

How fantastic !!

bailey-road.com said...

It's really beautiful.

Joan Elizabeth said...

What I like is the rich but sombre colour palette.