The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro. The church is dedicated to Saint Sebastian, the patron saint of Rio de Janeiro.
Designed by Edgar Fonceca in a modern style, the current Cathedral was built between 1964 and 1979 and replaced as seat of the Archdiocese a series of churches that had served as cathedrals since 1676, the most recent and notable of those being the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel of the Ancient See, now known as the Old Cathedral, built in the 18th century, and that had been declared Rio's cathedral in the early 19th century.
The New Cathedral, as it is sometimes called, is located in the center of the city. Conical in form and with a 96 metres internal diameter, 106 metres of external diameter and an overall height of 75 metres , it has a standing-room capacity of 20,000 people.
The cathedral's four rectilinear stained glass windows soar 64 metres from floor to ceiling.
The Cathedral hosted the special event of the Pope's arrival in Rio de Janeiro and there were over 20,000 people outside waiting to see him and to greet him.
The interior is very impressive with the painted glass, the special light and the wooden seats but on the outside it doesn't look so much like a Cathedral, at least like the ones we are used to.
I thought it would be interesting for you to see this unique and different Cathedral.
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bukitgolfb301 (34474) 2014-07-16 14:33
Hi dear Eleni
Sorry for no reply for so long time as crazu busy no time for posting only. Wow you visited Brasil for FIFA time? That sounds exciting. I remeber Greece and Japan were no score, quite regrettable. Great idea of panfocus appraoch via 28mm, tight framing makes great stability and clear/sharp image.
All the best and have a good day! Takero from Tokyo
mohammad_H (8736) 2014-07-16 15:47
This photo is beautiful, good, and interesting angles capture the two sides of the frame, with the space we look at the subject Very good resolution
photoray (10097) 2014-07-16 17:57
Interesting image, with your position underneath emphasizing Saint Sebastian's immense size, reaching heavenwards, and while not a gothic cathedral, still impressive honeycomb layers, with a center symbolic of stairway rising up.
pajaran (48331) 2014-07-16 23:13
Interesantan tekst o Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian sa opisom ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazana arhitektura, detalji na fasadi i posetioci.
An interesting article on the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian with a description ...
Nice view and a moment ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely demonstrated architecture, details on the facade and visitors.
All the best.
emka (73093) 2014-07-16 23:18
Amazing modern cathedral looking a bit like a pyramid. it is very interesting, I have never see any photos of it, thanks for sharing. Spectacular presentation. The epople indicate how huge it is . Fantastic shot.
WSArm regrads Malgo
Royaldevon (26429) 2014-07-17 1:48
This is an extraordinary building.
It resembles the old pyramid shaped buildings of old religions.
You have taken a good viewpoint to include almost the whole base and give us an impression of its immense height and shape.
My warm regards,
jhm (135042) 2014-07-17 4:39
You shows the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian on a very nice way, also with people in foreground.
This perfect for the scale.
Composition and subject, make these picture attractive.
Colours and presentation are pleasant to look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Sergiom (54331) 2014-07-17 5:58
Tu as réussi à la faire entrer au complet dans le cadrage, ce qui n'est pas un mince exploit étant donné sa taille. On dirait bien la plus grande pyramide que j'ai eu l'occasion de voir.
adramad (35251) 2014-07-17 8:31
Una composicion fantastica, para mostrar esta enorme obra de arquitectura, no creo que sean necesarias estas obras faraonicas, cuando el pais tiene tanta gente humilde muy necesitada.... pero nada que oponer a tu magnifico trabajo, la presencia de toda esa gente nos da muy bien las gigantescas proporciones.
Muy bien la luminosidad y la nitidez, con unos hermosos colores.
Bien visto y mejor realizado.
Ten un buen dia.
Un abrazo, amiga mia.
Noel_Byrne (20682) 2014-07-17 12:01
Being from a land so connected to the church, religious buildings always fascinate me, but a lot of what I see are very much the same. Old yes, but grey and boring. So its a delight to me to see this most unusual design! How cool to see such foresight in designing something new and unique. Its design reminds me of the great pyramids of South America, the steps in the cone making it seem like rigid steps.
The people give such a cool idea to the immense size of this place.
Thanks for sharing something so unique!
All the best
carlo62 (27474) 2014-07-17 15:14
che inquadratura da capogiro, vedere le persone così piccole di fronte a questa costruzione è impressionante.
Lo stile è molto originale e ne hai colto i tratti fondamentali.
Silvio1953 (115815) 2014-07-18 4:39
Ciao Eleni, stai facendo un gran reportage dal Brasile, favolosa quata originale architettura che si ptotende verso il cielo, bravissima, un abbraccio Silvio
ourania (26236) 2014-07-19 9:38
ένα εκπληκτικό κτήριο, με απλό και ιδιοφυή σχεδιασμό που τα επαναλαμβανόμενα μοτίβα εμπλουτίζουν και του δίνουν πολύ επιβλητική όψη. Μου αρέσει πολύ η σύνθεσή σου, με τη βάση του κτηρίου να πιάνει όλη τη βάση του κάδρου, η προοπτική μέχρι την κορυφή μαγνητίζει το βλέμμα. Πολύ καλή ευκρίνεια, παρά τη μουντή μέρα. Οι άνθρωποι ζωντανεύουν το χώρο μπροστά από την τόσο πρωτότυπη εκκλησία και μας δίνουν το μέτρο των διαστάσεών της. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλό Σαββατοκύριακο,