Saturday, 22 May 2010

Our Lady of the Conception Church


Dating back to 1673, this church is located on a small fortress built to defend the village of Carrapateira from arab and pirate attacks.
Vicentine Coast, southwestern Portugal

16 comments:

Barb said...

Looks like a serene and beautiful spot to stop and take a break and I love the history of it....Barb

Jacob said...

It's quite beautiful. And your pictures are stunning. I suppose this was for the soldiers at the fort. I love the titles "they" come up with sometimes.

maricar said...

beautiful Portugal.. one the places i want to visit someday, thanks for sharing

tapirgal said...

Each image is so striking. There's something really clean about the white and blue, and such an interesting shape the stones make around the doorway.

Nadege said...

Very pretty!

James said...

I LOVE these photos!

Joanne said...

Lindas! Nem parece cá.... esquecemos que Portugal tem estes cenários não é só a Grécia!

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

JM! This is just Magical! I adore those Whitewashed Walls! Gives me the feeling of Santorini :) Plus the roof, Splendid! I Love these photos :D

PS Your banner looks very Lion King! LOVE IT!

Steven^^

elvira pajarola said...

WONDERFUL Photography of this little light church.....white.....FABULOUS!!!!!
have a great week!
ciao ciao elvira

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Pooch Morning Glory said...

ooo awesome. that white is brilliant against the blue. i love the name too
~laura

Laurent said...

It looks like Greece to me

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

This church is so beautiful!!!

Standing in the junction on 3 rivers
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Dina said...

Very beautiful.

Crazy Tourists said...

So familiar to greeks, but still so beautiful! I love the shots!

Cezar and Léia said...

The white and the forms in the first picture remind me of Greece...
God bless you!
Cezar