This is the interior of the beautiful little church, the Igreja da Nossa Senhora da Luz, which lies close to the beach in the lovely Algarve town of Praia da Luz.
This church is only a few hundred metres from the apartments from which the little girl, Madeleine McCann, was abducted on 3rd May, 2007 and Madeleine's relatives as well as many local Portuguese people have worshipped in this little church and prayed for Madeleine's safety. Perhaps that is what this lady was doing here when I took this picture.
A new and more vigorous investigation into Madeleine's disappearance has recently been launched as well as an appeal and a special edition of the BBC "Crimewatch" programme last week.
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jjcordier (67146) 2013-10-21 1:46
Bonne photo de l'intérieur de cette église et belle mise en vedette de cet autel doré richement décoré.
timecapturer (36972) 2013-10-21 4:09
an emotional and evocative shot this. I can only imagine what the McCann family feel it is a mystery and tragic tale that we all hope may come eventually to a happy conclusion. This shot is a sensitive and beautiful reminder that there is always hope. A thought provoking image flawlessly executed.
Have a great week - Brian.
Noel_Byrne (13204) 2013-10-21 4:42
A beautiful interior, you managed to capture such fine detail in the gold alter piece, when I try these I tend to get too much light reflecting and blows it out, but this looks superb. I like the single woman in the scene too, adding a solemn touch to remind us of the purpose of this place.
Yes, I have seen the renewed search for Madeline here in Ireland too, UK police came to Ireland to speak to some Irish people who were present, and may have seen something. I only hope that the discovery of the young girl in greece in recent days may give some hope to Madelines family that this will come to a good conclusion.
All the best
jhm (127883) 2013-10-22 4:12
John, I am a very big fan of church interiors, certainly catholic churches where are a lot paintings and nice stained glass
You took these picture out of a nice angle with fantastic result.
Colours and presentation be superb.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
- Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (15675)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-27
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L USM, Hoya 77mm Pro1D UV(0)
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-20 16:38