The main element of the so-called St. Paul's Ruins is the main façade of the old Church of Mater Dei. Established in 1580, the church suffered two fires In 1595 and 1601, respectively, later being reconstructed in 1602.
It is possible to observe the foundation stone at the base of the façade, on the left side.
The architectural concept was authored by the Jesuit Carlo Spinola. The works would only be concluded later on, in 1637-1640, noting that the façade of the old church dates from this period.
In 1835, the church suffered its THIRD FIRE, in which it almost perished completely, only remaining the main façade and its foundations.
Since then, what is left from the old church has become what is known worldwide as St. Paul's Ruins, from which the term "Sam Po" is recognized in Chinese, while the façade of the old church itself is known as
"Pai Fong" in Chinese, as it resembles a commemorative traditional Chinese arch.
As RuÍnas de S Paulo tem como elemento principal a fachada da antlga Igreja da Madre de Deus. Fundada em 158O a Igreja sofreu dois incÊndIos em 1595 e em 1601, tendo sido reconstruída em 1602. A pedra de fundação é visível no lado esquerdo. A obra é de autoria do Jesuita Carlo Spinola.
Em 1835, a Igreja sofreu um terceiro incendlo, que a destruíu quase na totalidade restando apenas a
fechada principal e as fundacões. Tornou-se mundialmente conhecido pela denomlnacão "Ruinas de S. Paulo", donde derivam as palavras "Sam Pa" em chines.
A fachada da antiga Igreja passou a ser denominada por
"Pai Fong" em chines, por se assemelhar a um arco comemorativo tradicional chinês.
These is the story I heard there and I hope you like it :)
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dta (65658) 2014-01-31 7:40
Ola Rui ,
Excellente vue de cette belle église et de son parvis bine fréquenté .
yquem46 (38684) 2014-01-31 7:47
Amazing how this does not not look at all chinese !
It made me immediately think to piazza di Spagna in Rome !
A quality shot well in the spirit of TE to discover the world
Best regards, have a nice WE
danos (85771) 2014-01-31 9:34
great teh panoramic view of the facade of the three fires church with the lot of visitors as pilgrims to visited it.I like the creative perspective from the staircase as the excellent light and colour management of the scene.Very informative the note from its history.
Have a good weekend,Danos
PaulVDV (21959) 2014-01-31 17:47
Although the major part of the church has been totally destroyed and even disappeared, the remaining facade looks pretty unscathed.
In addition, it even looks quite impressive on top of these stairs and with the sky on the background.
A very beautiful capture with much life on the foreground.
Best regards, Paul
npecanhuk (64204) 2014-02-01 5:15
Que lindo lugar e detalhes daquela fachada!
Que bela foto!
Nitidez, exposição, cores, pdv escolhido e composição excelentes que me agradam muito!
Fala-se português normalmente em Macau ainda?
eldancer1 (27169) 2014-02-01 5:58
Beautiful even just the façade I can just imagine what the church look like before the terrible fires. Good pov and dof with nice details. Nice to have the people for scale. Well done, tfs.
Waylim (25186) 2014-02-04 23:08
Very good shot of the Façade, a very famous spot in Macau. It really give the feel of the European environment with the architectural style. The stair leading our vision into the façade and beyond. Good quality image with lovely colors and good composition. Lots of people but hard to avoid in places like this.
thebest (4276) 2014-02-09 19:58
Please forgive the long delay in responding to your critics - looks like I owe you 2 now - ha! ha!
Sometimes the work & holidays take up any spare time one has.
I found your extensive notes very interesting to read & love the photo of course.
The POV & clarity as are the colours all great.
Romano46 (17470) 2014-02-14 8:04
fa uno strano effetto vedere questa facciata rimasta in piedi senza il supporto delle navate e del resto della chiesa. Si può solo immaginare che avesse tre navate a giudicare dal numero delle porte e che l'interno dovesse essere grandioso.
Oggi è solo un soggetto imponente e piacevole per una bella fotografia quale questa che ci hai proposto con colori molto vivaci inseriti in una bella composizione.
Ciao e buona giornata
sabermonajati (9317) 2014-03-28 11:43
wonderful view from this old facade of church you captured.great architecture you captured.
fritzi007 (4499) 2014-05-05 12:56
very good photo with high image quality, very impressive, I like it very much, congratulations!
Wish you a nice day
tatadalou (6081) 2014-05-10 1:51
Bom dia Rui,
It looks like a european landscape ! You show well the old portuguese influence on Macao's architecture. The large scale naturally leads the look to this impresssive ruin. The builfond on the right addsan element more that gives some more depth.
claudeD (32069) 2014-05-21 3:50
very fine architecture picture from Macau showing this very interesting ruins. Excellent colors, sharpness and clarity.Very well done.Excellent contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
ikeharel (56002) 2014-08-28 7:54
This place in Macau is drawing tourists all day round, Rui - and this is not a Casino, that draws millions throughout a year...
I remember walking down those stairs - and the minute I had wanted to take same POV on photo, my battery failed ( Nikon 5200, small and old).
Favorable daylight, and lots of vivid colors mostly by the people stroll along.
- Copyright: Rui de Camposinhos (ruisc_pt) (10527)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-10
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Event
- Camera: Nikon D700, Sigma 24-70 2.8 EX DG Macro, 82mm Circular Polariser
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-31 6:59