Sunday, July 31, 2016

PT RR - Group 30 * Churches

Time now for a RR in portuguese with cards from Lille, France and Tavira, Portugal. Cards sent by Ana & Ana. 

Clichés 818 DIAPHOR © Jean-Pierre Duplan - Christophe Verecque
A mix between gothic traditions and contemporary art, Notre-Dame de la Treille is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin. Famous for its rose, the cathedral greets every year on its square, the departure of a traditional procession.
At the 19th century, Lille was dreaming about building a sumptuous cathedral that would surpass the others, to shelter the saint Virgin’s statue, Notre-Dame de la Treille, patron saint of the town. The idea was good, and the beginning of the works in 1854 was promising. But the lack of means forced the workers to stop the building site and the cathedral was not finished.
In 1947, they made a provisory brick front that will be destroyed in 1990 to rebuild another definitive one, in a contemporary style very different from the rest of the cathedral. The building was completely achieved in 1999. Made with slabs that take the color orange with the sun, the front is over hanged by an original rose. Representing the death and the resurrection, the front is also decorated with surprising symbols like ufos, cosmonauts, the belfry of Lille or “E=mc2”.
The crypt also shelters the contemporary center of sacred art, which exhibits the ancient cathedral Way of the Cross. - in:

© Michael Howard Photography *
There are 37 churches in Tavira, this one on the card is the Hospital Church. 
This church was built during the 16th century. It is a church-hall type, characteristic of this era, with a set consisting of three elements: the convent, the church and its niche. Incorporates elements of previous Gothic and Manueline adaptations.
Like with most of the churches in Tavira, the 1755 earthquake caused severe damages to the hospital and the church, and both have been completely rebuilt. A late medieval chapel and a mortuary remained as a survivor of the original church. - in:

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