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Hi dear TE friends

In the midle you can see the tower of the National Pantheon.

In WS, I have a picture with the Church and another one with the Map.

I hope you like it !

The Church of Santa Engr醕ia (Portuguese: Igreja de Santa Engr醕ia), is a 17th century monument of the city of Lisbon, in Portugal. In the 20th century the church has been converted into the National Pantheon, in which important Portuguese personalities are buried. It is located in the neighbourhood of Alfama, close to another important Lisbon monument, the Monastery of S鉶 Vicente de Fora.

Jo鉶 Antunes prepared an ingenious design for Santa Engr醕ia, never before attempted in Portugal. The church has a centralised floorplan, with a Greek cross shape (a cross with arms of equal length). On each corner there is a square tower (the pinnacles were never completed), and the fa鏰des are ondulated like in the baroque designs of Borromini.

The main fa鏰de has an entrance hall (galilee) and three niches with statues. The entrance to the church is done through a beautiful baroque portal with the coat-of-arms of Portugal held by two angels. The Church has a high central dome which was completed only in the 20th century.

The harmonious interior of the church is dominated by the curved spaces of the central crossing and naves. The floor and walls are decorated with baroque, polychromed patterns of marble. The magnificent 18th-century baroque organ was brought from Lisbon Cathedral. From Wikipedia

Nikon D40X
2009/05/15 14:15:17.6
RAW (12-bit)
Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 55mm
Digital Vari-Program: Auto (Flash Off)
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/320 sec - F/9
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-A
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0
Saturation: Auto
Sharpening: hard

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