Capela da Nossa Senhora do Calvário by João Figueiredo

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This Chapel stands right behind the chapel on the top of this stairway and it is dedicated to the moments of pain and suffering that Virgin Mary (the mother of Jesus for those who don’t know) lived during the time that Jesus was arrested, judged and killed. Therefore, the name of the Chapel is “Our Lady of the Calvary Chapel” (Capela da Nossa Senhora do Calvário in portuguese).

This Chapel was built with the money and the will of a local man that migrated to Lisbon and became wealthy in the construction branch during the beggining of the XX century. To show his appreciation torwards his faith and his hometown, he decided to transform a small cave into a Chapel. Furthermore, inside of that cave (which can still be seen inside of the Chapel) there is a small water spring which was blessed by the local Bishop at that time. So, if you are a believer and have faith…

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HDR made with 3 exposures

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  • John44
    John44over 1 year ago

    Lovely capture João

  • Thank you so much John!

    – João Figueiredo

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 1 year ago

    Good POV mate.

    Clicking the banner takes you to the group….please enjoy it.

  • Much appreciated for that!

    – João Figueiredo

  • CanyonWind
  • Thanks!

    – João Figueiredo

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparover 1 year ago

    Congratulations on your feature on 16/11/2012

    Keep the great work coming.

  • Thank you so much vaggypar!! Very much appreciated for this!!

    – João Figueiredo

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 1 year ago

    Beautifully captured Joao.

  • Thanks Julie, very much appreciated for the fave and the nice comment! :)

    – João Figueiredo

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 1 year ago

  • Muito agradecido Tereza! :)

    – João Figueiredo

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 1 year ago

  • This is fantastic!! Thank you so much!!

    – João Figueiredo

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