Thursday, February 2, 2012

PT RR - Group 66 * Churches

This RR was probably the last i joined last year but one of the cards only arrived this year. The 1st is from Brazil and the other two from Portugal.

Photo by: Sérgio Ricardo de Freitas

This time Giselly sent by a card from Ouro Preto. The city contains numerous churches, many famous for their religious art and baroque architecture. The card shows an interior view of the Our Lady of Pilar Church.

This is the richest and more exquisite church in the state of Minas Gerais. It was built between 1711 and 1733! To decorate the interior it were used more than 400 kg (880 pounds) of gold and silver powder.

Photo by: Fernando Guerra

Although i already have many cards from the Fátima Sanctuary, i didn't have this view yet, sent by Gracinha.

The Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary is a Roman Catholic Marian basilica in Fátima, Portugal. Its construction began in 1928 and it was consecrated in October 1953.

The basilica is built at the site of the Marian apparitions reported by three Portuguese children in 1917 and known as Our Lady of Fátima. The tombs of Blessed Francisco Marto, Blessed Jacinta Marto and Sister Lúcia, the three children, are in the Basilica. - in: wikipedia

Gráfica Bastos LDA

Vitória sent me my very 1st card from Mangualde, a town 54 km's from my city.
This is the Our Lady of the Castle Church.

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