quinta-feira, 27 de outubro de 2011

Nsa Sra da Gloria do Outeiro Church

Nsa Sra da Gloria do Outeiro Church

Ever since 1670, on top of outeiro (or knoll)there had been a small rustic church built by Antonio Caminha on a prime spot as viewed by ships sailing into Guanabara Bay, highlighting Rio de Janeiro's landscape. 

Besides its beautiful location and popularity as a worshipping place, the Gloria Church played an important role in the imperial period of Brazil, starting with the arrival of D. João VI in 1808. 
Despite its imposing architectural style, the church building also conveys and almost austere simplicity. It has only three altars and three statues. The high altar is occupied by a statue of N.S.da Glória. There are two outstanding lateral pulpits. At the entrance there are two Portuguese limestone fonts from the 18th century. 
The layout was innovative for the time, and consists of two interwined octagonal prisms, giving the church an almost round, singular appearance. It has only one tower, below which is a kind of porch, also having a admirable limestone doorway. 

16 comentários:

  1. Que fotografia linda!!!
    Essa imagem da Igreja é maravilhosa!!!

    Beijos.

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  2. So beautiful Roberto, how amazing that this building has been in this spot since 1670, as they say if only buildings could talk, the history that it has witnessed!! Love the way you've composed this with the shadow of the statue on the hill in the far background.

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  3. Wow these is fantastic shot. Love your composition. Thanks for the visit!

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  4. Caríssimo Roberto
    os meus parabéns por este magnífico blogue, autêntico cartão-postal da Cidade Maravilhosa.
    um abraço!

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  5. Fantástico enquadramento com o Corcovado no fundo. Linda foto!

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  6. The colors on the treetops gave so much life to the shot! Beautiful indeed!

    Steven^^

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  7. It is magnificent. I had involvement once in building an octagonal church where people sat in a semi-circle around the main altar.

    Beautifully-composed photo, also, Roberto!

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  8. Very good picture with a nice depth.....
    good work Roberto.

    greetings, Joop

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  9. What a beautiful church, and I love how you were able to capture the famous statue at the edge of the photo to give it a sense of location. I like your blog a lot.

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  10. Hello Roberto
    I it is a lovely church photo!

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  11. Beautiful building and what a lovely contrast against the colourful trees

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  12. Whaat a pretty church, the colors and trees are beautiful. Wonderful scenic shot. Happy Sunday!

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  13. Cores fantásticas. E é de louvar um blog em que não só vemos boas fotos como aprendemos todos os dias.

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  14. Essa igreja é de arquitetura bem portuguesa... aliás, se não me tivesse dito que era do Rio, bem que poderia afirmar que seria de uma qualquer localidade em Portugal.

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