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This is the very beginning of the Stations of the Via Crúcis (also known as Via Sacra in other places of Portugal) wich is “Stations of the Cross” in the english language. This fabulous Via Crúcis is at the Capela do Calvário’s stairway and it is not by chance that such a big Via Crúcis is there. Capela do Calvário is portuguese for Chapel of the Calvary/Suffering. This means that this chapel (wich stands on the top) is dedicated to the hapenings that Jesus Christ went through since He was arrested until the very moment He is buried.

The Via Crúcis is a very important part of the Catholic belief, especially by Easter time. It contains 14 episodes (a.k.a. stations) and each cross stands for one of them.

Unfortunately I don’t have any information about the chapel it self…

Vila Praia de Âncora – Portugal


Canon EOS 550D + 50mm lens + CPL filter
HDR made with 3 exposures

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Self tought. I am still learning, I allways will be! Landscapes and nature were, are and allways will be my favourite thing to shoot. Other motifs? Yeah, they will come as well…

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  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture and POV,,,beautiful work Joao!!

  • Thank you so much Louise!! Very much appreciated for the wonderful comment and fave! :)

    – João Figueiredo

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindabout 2 years ago


  • Thank you so much POP’s!

    – João Figueiredo

  • julie08
    julie08about 2 years ago

    Great work João :)

  • Thanks Julie, much appreciated!

    – João Figueiredo

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you Maria!

    – João Figueiredo

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you soooo much Marie!

    – João Figueiredo

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