Sunday, May 12, 2013

PT RR - Group 77 * Churches

Churches from Brazil and Portugal.

Photo by Sérgio Ricardo de Freitas
This little church is lovely. Gisely really made happy with this card.
The Our Lady of Ó Church, in Sabará, is one of the most representative churches of the Baroque in Minas Gerais state.  
It was built in the 18th century and it has motifs which indicate the influence of Macau on the Portuguese craftsmen of the time. In spite of its simple facade, the church has in its interior a great amount of gold extracted from the region.

Photo: Presbyterian Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro archive
The Presbyterian Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro, is a neo-gothic temple founded in 1862 but only built in 1940.
José sent me this card.

The portuguese card of this group was sent by Vitória.
This is the Church of Santa Maria Madalena, also known as Falperra Church, a Baroque church located in the Falperra mountains, outside of Braga.
The church was built in the early 18th century. The granite retable-like frontage is exuberantly decorated. Particularly striking is the throne with Saint Mary Magdalene, flanked by two small towers bearing the busts of Saint Martha and Saint Lazarus. - in: wikipedia

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