Few days before I posted a photo of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi. (If you remember).
Further to the west of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi is the chapel of St. Catherine. Built of laterite blocks it has a tower on either side of the façade. The chapel in the interior, having only one altar is plain.
The chapel was rebuilt in 1552 on the remains of an earlier structure, built in 1510 by Afonso de Albuquerque to commemorate his entry into the city on St. Catherine's Day. The earlier chapel was enlarged in 1550 by the Governor George Cabral, who put up an inscribed slab, which when translated, reads as follows: "Here in this place was the doorway through which Governor Afonso de Albuquerque entered and took this city from the Mohammadans on the day of St. Catherine in the year 1510 at the expenses of his Highness." Thus the chapel was built on the spot where stood the gates of this city under the Muslim rule.
This chapel was raised to the state of the cathedral by Pope Paul III by a Bull issued in 1534 and it remained so till the new Cathedral was constructed.
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npecanhuk (66344) 2010-10-19 1:54
Very pleasant-looking architecture picture!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, dof, colors, pp, contrasts, horizontal format, black & white borders & writing and simple composition are all excellent here!
TFS - congrats,
marina7 (8055) 2010-10-19 3:17
V etoi tserkvi gid nam pokazal ikonu kakogo-to svyatogo, ne pomnyu, kak zovut, ona tam sprava ot altarya, v temnote blizhe k vyhodu (dumayu, vam tozhe pokazyvali). Skazal, chto esli ego iskrenne o chem-to poprosit', to on obyazatelno ispolnit zhelanie.
Nu ya tut zhe, ne dumaya, ot vsei dushi ego i poprosila (byla seryoznaya problema). K vecheru vsyo bylo ispolneno, prichem radikal'no. Do sih por prebyvayu v nedoumenii, poskol'ku po nature ya bolshoy skeptic.
Fotka nichego, ne znayu tolko, chem tebe eti rzhavye vorota priglyanulis'. Kogda my tam byli, pod toi yolkoi, chto v tsentre, byla ogromnaya nadpis' vo vsyu klumbu "Archaeological Survey of India" - s nei fotka klassno vyglyadela, kak otkrytka. Seichas, smotryu, indusy eyo zachem-to likvidirovali, i tebe ostalis' tol'ko eti vorota iz promzony:)
Vot, podelilas' vospominaniyami:)
sabermonajati (9581) 2010-10-19 4:30
amazing frame you shot.
vishaal (1042) 2010-10-19 4:42
A wonderful POV for this church in Old Goa. You have also included the closed gates, that's attractive for me. Very good framing also. Good sharpness and the light coming from the left side.
siamesa (27743) 2010-10-19 4:56
Bom dia Serghei
Excellent point of view of this church. Beautiful architecture and a perfect capture.TFS
Graal (97861) 2010-10-20 0:08
church in Goa, good theme and well realized here. Amazing style of architecture. Well done photo.
Have a nice day.
siolaw (38284) 2010-10-20 0:18
I was going to add it to my theme, when i saw it was already there! I put your Bom Jesus now...
Good light and colours and also well sharp. I think you should have take from above the gate, to avoid it in the view!
PS Change the city if you have time, this is in 'Old Goa'
jhm (140070) 2010-10-20 1:51
You placed the fences before the church, this is sometimes also nice.
A catholic church on these place is certainly extraordinarily, I find you photowork very nice.
Also a good note this is always pleasant for to read.
Very well composition, nice of colors, good presentation too. TFS.
raszid62 (18583) 2010-10-20 7:39
Здание церкви в экзотических индийский город Гоа, однако, очень европейской. Никто не смотрит на эту картину не сказать, что это сделано в Индии. Отличное качество изображения.
macjake (57074) 2010-10-21 20:32
i like the solid composition with this one.
the Chapel has a strong stance, with warm small amounts of light heating it up.
Fis2 (86309) 2010-10-22 12:59
Very interesting church,
Good frame, colors and light.
- Copyright: Serghei Pakhomoff (serp2000) (40352)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-05-07
- Categories: Architecture
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/90 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Churches and chapels of Goa [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-10-19 1:41