For those who are curious about this unusual chapel, here it is!
It's the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Nova (Our Lady of the Good News). It's situated in the countryside, around 2 kms from the village of Terena. There are several doubts about its construction but it dates from the 14th century, and it was probably built to celebrate the Battle of Salado. Temple and fortress at same time, it has the shape of a cross with four equal facades and it's sure it was used also for defensive purposes (probably connected with a religious-military order).
Inside, it has wonderful frescoes really worth to be seen.
This chapel is classified as a National Monument and it's usually open for visits.
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yquem46 (38750) 2014-01-28 8:23
A splendid golden light on this chapel and a nice sky above it
A pleasant compo
best regards, have a nice evening
ikeharel (62139) 2014-01-28 8:54
Really an unusual structure for a church, but maybe built as a fort along with its religious duties, back in time.
Fine daylight on, the sky above and the field beyond, the lady who sit and wait - all culminate to a wonderful scene. Well done.
dta (70981) 2014-01-28 9:30
Ola Ana ,
A good idea to show us this stunning chapel-fortress from a different POv and with a clser framing . I prefer this view , light and sky are so beautiful . And this picture is better than your post of 2007 , too :)
Fis2 (89387) 2014-01-28 10:04
Curious chapel, curious architecture.
Excellent sky and light.
Photo has climate.
Have a nice evening
rbassin (19649) 2014-01-28 10:23
une bonne prise de vue, d'un bâtiment religieux intéressant par sa forme et son architecture.
Bonne luminosité et belle présence humaine en petit.
nikkitta (16476) 2014-01-28 10:44
This is a mix of old chapel and fortress, here presented with atractive light, golden for the building and impresive white clouds at the blue sky
The person is waiting for you?
jemaflor (88799) 2014-01-28 11:16
Well presented, interesting and original architecture, good effect with this light, beautiful tones.
HimalAnda (10227) 2014-01-28 11:50
What an unusual chapel! It looks like a little castle.
The composition is good, the colors very nice.
PaulVDV (24191) 2014-01-28 12:41
A chapel that looks a bit like a fortress.
You filled the foreground very well with the shadows of the trees. The cloud lines in the sky are a great backdrop and the late afternoon sun lits the chapel very well.
Best regards, Paul
Romano46 (18472) 2014-01-28 13:09
Saeà forse l'effetto del grandangolo e della luce straordinaria che illumina la scena, fatto sta che questa foto colpisce immediatamente per la sua particolare dinamicità-
I colori sono superbi e lo stesso si può dire della nitidezza di un livello straordinario.
Eccellente la composizione.
Una foto meravigliosa.
Ciao e buona serata
Gigidusud (17673) 2014-01-28 13:17
Beautiful picture of this originale chapel in the middle of this fantastic cloudy sky. Interesting the graphic shadow on the floor. Well done!
Corry (4508) 2014-01-28 21:10
Cette vieille chapelle fortifiée a une architecture vraiment particulière. Point de vue bien choisi avec une belle luminosité. La présence de la personne permet d'apprécier les dimensions du bâtiment. Bien fait.
jjcordier (78388) 2014-01-28 23:07
Magnifique lumière sur cette étonnante chapelle fortifiée. Le polarisant donne un beau rendu du ciel.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-01-29 0:38
Wonderful view of this little but beautiful chapel. The dark shadows of trees in the FG is balancing and contrasting the well lit subject and the bright BG. Love the beautiful cloud formations and the deep blue sky. The person sitting is a nice inclusion. A marvelous photo with opulent colours, bright light and excellent clarity. Splendid! Thanks for sharing.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-01-29 6:29
another beautiful shot of this little chapel. This view gives us a better understanding of its setting and the light in this shot is captivating. Glorious detailing and superbly executed. Love it!
chrislo (4155) 2014-01-29 14:50
Very nicely taken photo of this picturesque chapel with a well chosen POV that gives us a clear appreciation of the size of the building. You captured it in a very gentle light with good shadow effects, and the detail is excellent. The lovely blue sky makes an excellent backdrop to these old stones. A superb view of this ancient structure.
Didi (58788) 2014-01-29 15:57
Un joli ciel profond et belle luminosité ambiante qui met en valeur cette chapelle
Juste un tout petit redressement des verticales à faire
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-29 23:52
Wonderful photo of a small but cute church. Perfect time chosen for the shot when light is magical and long shadows of trees cover the front. Great atmosphere and very good details. Your note explains why it is built like a fort.
An excellent presentation. Thanks for sharing.
josepmarin (57885) 2014-02-03 0:22
Olá, amiga Ana,
este cielo está perfectamente polarizado, y así has alcanzado una gran potencia cromática y un magnífico contraste con las piedras de la capilla, bajo un precioso juego de luz y de sombras.
Las nubes que decoran este cielo añaden un gran complemento estético a tu magnífica composición.
Un bello trabajo.
Silvio1953 (129368) 2014-02-03 11:46
Ciao Ana, great view of lovely church, superb sky, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Angshu (56462) 2014-02-04 1:43
Indeed the chapel is unusual and in this wide view looks good. Wonder why you placed the chapel centrally in the compo. The creeping shadows and light creates a good image
jmdias (58532) 2014-04-23 17:32
que joia preciosa ! muito boa a foto com ótima luz, nitidez e cores. as formas curiosas desta capela-forte são realmente um assunto imperdível. parabéns e obrigado por mostrar.
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (40408)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-25
- Categories: Castles, Architecture
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR, 58mm HAMA Pol cir
- Exposure: f/6.4, 1/250 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-28 8:11