Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Lisbon's Patron Saint


Statue of São Vicente (St. Vincent), built in 1970, and church with the same name (1582-1627)

25 comments:

Sharon said...

The statue appears to have a prominent positon.

B SQUARED said...

Looks like there must have been a lot of sailors praying to him.

Cezar and Léia said...

Que linda escultura e sua foto está maravilhosa, o dia perfeito para caminhar e aproveitar esse lindo lugar.
Hoje também é dia de N. Senhora da Luz, padroeira de Curitiba,capital do meu "estado"do Paraná no Brasil, e ontem teve o Feriado Nacional.Ai que saudades de casa, o meu coraçao tá chamando!!!! :)
Abraços
Léia

Olivier said...

belle statue avec le bateau

Stickup Artist said...

A perfectly sunny white labyrinth to stroll around in and explore endlessly, capped off by that lovely old church dominating the horizon. All under the protective gaze of St. Vincent. Must be a great place to live. It's wonderful how much the town embraces the arts.

Halcyon said...

Very nice composition here. I like how you can see the church in the background. And everything looks great against a blue sky!

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful statue, love the cathedral in the background! Terrific capture as always. Hope your week is going well, JM!

Sylvia

Jarart said...

This has to be one of the most beautiful spots to spend some time contemplating life.

jennyfreckles said...

A modern statue in the classical tradition; I like your composition.

Leif Hagen said...

An award winning photo! Wonderful with the church and architecture, etc!

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Bela fotografia de valioso Património...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

cieldequimper said...

So many centuries apart. Superb panorama and very nice statue for the seventies! :-)

VP said...

A fine composition in white and red, I like the idea that he has a sail ship on his arm...

Per Stromsjo said...

I too agree about this being a good composition.

Not much of an expert obviously but I wouldn't have guessed the statue is rather modern.

joo said...

Beautiful sculpture and beautiful church!

Jacob said...

Very fine statue...and an excellent photograph! Love that blue sky.

Birdman said...

Love all that stone work.

Randy said...

That is so beautiful. I think I need to really consider a visit to your beautiful city.

Paula said...

This looks big but maybe it's because he's holding that ship. Grand details here.

tapirgal said...

All those white buildings have a certain charm.

Babzy said...

i envy your blue sky !!!!! Nice pic :)

Small City Scenes said...

Great capture. A wonderful saint. MB

Kate said...

Glad to meet you, St. Vincent. What are you holding...a boat?

Francisca said...

That's a relatively recent statue, but that would be hard to guess. Sure makes it fit into that beautiful setting. Your compositions, as always, is very fine, JM.

T. Becque said...

Fantastic angle you shot this at; I love seeing the city laid out behind it.