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363. The Glorious Reliquary Of A Wonderful Chapel

2010.12.29
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[S.Torcato - Guimarães - Portugal]

Legend:

In 719, Torcato , was martyred along with 27 other men when he wanted to stop the arab army from Muca, from Tarik. According to legend, his body was discovered under a pile of rocks, the site where today stands the Chapel of the Holy Source. According to one legend says that a blind man 'saw' a falling star in the direction where today stands the chapel, at the time, the village was very curious of this happening,so that they decided to pick up hoes and cut the brambles that after they would burn. Then they discovered a body which would prove to be S. Torcato. Then they decided to grab a pair of oxen and remove the body from the site. But the problems started here, because when the oxen arrived at a certain place, they decided not to proceed further, and the people decided to build a church right there, which later would be the Monastery of St. Torcato . And even today there lies the body of S. Torcato, exposed to the devotion of all believers, lying between them thank him.
32 Comments
????? nice set!!
????? · 2010-12-28: 16:42
borogovoi oh...so beautiful ( the first is my fav.)
....and interesting
borogovoi · 2010-12-28: 16:44
djnana These are amazing photos of an awesome place! The clouds really accent the beauty of the stone work in the chapel - and the details are wonderful. Thanks for a lovely post, Ricky.
djnana · 2010-12-28: 16:50
SADHYA Fantastic architecture. Lovely shots Ricky.
SADHYA · 2010-12-28: 16:59
girafferacing Such a fabulous building - thanks for sharing these :-)
girafferacing · 2010-12-28: 17:45
atszabo So how old is this church that we are seeing there now?
atszabo · 2010-12-28: 18:14
photodeclair it s so beautiful !
photodeclair · 2010-12-28: 18:30
finbarr Nice Post !!
finbarr · 2010-12-28: 18:47
Jarvo Neat set Ricky.
Jarvo · 2010-12-28: 19:00
armando fantastic photos!
armando · 2010-12-28: 19:42
redro I like what you've done in the first one...colour, texture and most of all the angle.
Actually it even made me wish to see a building built like this, in an angle - tilted on one side and with one tower taller than the other ...And the whole building pointy in a forced fake architecture (no parallel walls but coming together to a point).
What I mean is to have it built exactly how you show it in the first picture. It will be unusual and cool.
redro · 2010-12-28: 20:36
danrav A beautiful set and narrative Ricky. #1 is awesome. The angle and colors are fantastic!
danrav · 2010-12-28: 20:39
momotaro nice set Ricky!
momotaro · 2010-12-28: 21:19
josy63 Very beautiful set and interesting legend ! 1 is fantastic
josy63 · 2010-12-28: 22:21
livelovelaugh Lovely shots of this beautiful church. Such an interesting history as well. Thanks so much for sharing. :)
livelovelaugh · 2010-12-28: 23:33
Davorka Neat set, Ricky !
Davorka · 2010-12-29: 02:45
joycephotography Great shots.
joycephotography · 2010-12-29: 03:14
Latecomer Nice piece of history Ricky, well illustrated.
Latecomer · 2010-12-29: 03:49
AJGFer such a great set¡¡¡ thanks for sharing and thanks for the history piece explanation.
AJGFer · 2010-12-29: 05:49
nataliemanco excellent shot and post Ricky, thank you
nataliemanco · 2010-12-29: 07:25
wfrnk Very good! :-)
wfrnk · 2010-12-29: 08:01
ArtBee Very interesting history and fantastic photos of this church!
Love the angles! Nicely Done Ricky!
ArtBee · 2010-12-29: 08:44
Mazek88 nice ; )
Mazek88 · 2010-12-29: 09:35
Helle Really very nice shots.
Helle · 2010-12-29: 09:53
????? Ricky, these are excellent captures and perspectives of such history!
Fantastic my friend!
????? · 2010-12-29: 11:16
SheriJ Very interesting shots!!
SheriJ · 2010-12-29: 14:23
netterbutter I love the effect in the first one
netterbutter · 2010-12-29: 15:52
maedekhoramax very interesting set. i like Gothic architectural.
maedekhoramax · 2010-12-29: 16:53
Eiram beautiful architecture!!
Eiram · 2010-12-30: 15:54
loulou169 Love very much number 2!
loulou169 · 2011-01-02: 09:17
YUKJA Great architecture shots!! Super post! :)
YUKJA · 2011-01-03: 09:01
Unchained Estas imagens ficam espectaculares com um pouco de HDR! A primeira está demais!
Unchained · 2011-01-03: 12:56
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