TJust adjoining to the Jeronimos Monastery in Belem, the Church of Sta Maria presents a Latin cross layout made up of three naves of the same height (a hall church) united by a single polinervada vaulted ceiling supported by six pillars with a circular base.
On entering the Church one encounters the tombs of Vasco da Gama and Luís de Camões. The nave's vaulted ceiling spans a width of 30 metres. It is the "most accomplished realisation of the late Mediaeval ambition of covering the greatest possible span with the lowest number of supports" (Kubler). In this open space, which abounds in regal symbolism, the profusion of ornamentation reaches its zenith.
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Silvio1953 (98217) 2013-01-08 3:54
Ciao May, great view of fantastic interior of beautiful church, excellent exposure, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jhm (122474) 2013-01-08 4:39
I am not 100% certainly I think a baroque altar with a lot decorations, excellent enlightenment
A splendid panoramic picture with a lot depth and perspective.
Excellent captured, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
SNOOP_Chan (3474) 2013-01-08 6:10
Hello May, this is a very beautiful image here. I love the lighting inside the church, so smooth. Well caught the details on the columns also. Very good quality on your shot. And a good note also.
Ilducabianco (940) 2013-01-08 6:36
a beautiful architectural photo with a difficult yet well handled light and all in all sharp and appreciable details.It's interesting to see the inner part of a monument usually photographed (and known) only on the outside.I still remember with enthusiasm -despite the years gone by- the ribbed vaults of this church's ceiling, simply wonderful.
Fis2 (73124) 2013-01-08 13:32
Excellent light and colors.
Angshu (51174) 2013-01-14 4:22
What I sit admiring is the amazing amount of detailed work which you've shown here, on the pillars, which leads us through the opening to the decorated altar, which reveals fine details! Lovely indeed!