Thursday, May 28, 2015

Canela - Brazil

Two different cards of the same cathedral in Canela, Rio Grande do Sul state in Brazil. Yes, it snows in Brazil!!
Both cards are sent by Déa, my sweet brazilian friend. 

Foto: Ernani Marques
The Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, also known as Cathedral of Stone, is considered one of the major tourist attraction in Canela.
Its characteristic style is English Gothic. The church has a tower with 65 meters high, and a carillon of 12 bells made of bronze by foundry Giacomo Crespi, Italy. In its interior are three panels consisting of painted canvases by the gaucho artist Marciano Schmitz, depicting the "Apparition of Our Lady", the "Allegory of the Angels", and "Annunciation". 

The paintings of Via Sacra were made by Pablo Herrera, a Uruguayan sculptor and restorer of Sacred Art. Wood and clay were used, with the background painting having superimposed images in clay.
Its stained glasses represent the litany of Our Lady. The altar, whose theme is the Last Supper, is a work of art carved in by wood Julius Tixe, a Uruguayan sculptor. - in: wikipedia
In 2010 it was classified as one of the 7 Wonders of Brazil. 

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