Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Inside Los Jeronimos


Since in the last few posts I'm showing some Madrid interiors here is one more... :-)
It's the church of "Los Jerónimos", this beautiful temple that originally dates from 1505, assumes it's actual appearance in the late XIX century cause of the serious damages inflicted by Napoleon troops in the beginning of the same century. The cloister was integrated on Prado museum ampliation by Rafael Moneo. On its large history, 500 years, it has been, church, convent, hospital, headquarters, warehouse...

Ooohhh!!...and before I forget this is my 150th post... :-)


22 comments:

Tanya said...

Wow, what a grand building/church, so rich in all its details.

Happy 150 :)

JM said...

Very nice photo of the amazing 'Los Jeronimos'.
Congrats on the 150th! :-)

My Bug Life said...

Is there a monastry in Lisbon named Jeronimos? Because the name is so familiar. I visited the monastry in Lisbon....beautiful!

nobu said...

Wonderful!!
And details are beautiful.

Petrea said...

Congratulations, Tr3nta! I think I need to go look at all 150. Every time I stop by I love the picture.

Photo Cache said...

Congratulations on your 15oth post. More to come.

Love the church, looking forward to more of your old churches.

Babzy said...

happy 150!

www.niamhphotography.com said...

very nice image. what a stunning place.

Dusty Lens said...

Congratulations on yor 150th post! wonderous image! I am amazed by this cathedral. Difficult to imagine this structure built hundreds of years ago without modren equipment.

PJ said...

Congratulations on your 150th! I love cathedrals, they're all upside down boats/ships with amazing ornamentation and this one is stunning.

Hilda said...

Oh wow. The details are fabulous! And it's history is just as rich!

Congratulations on your 150th post! Definitely looking forward to more of your fantastic photos!

humanobserver said...

OMG ! A great capture...In betwen congratulations on yor 150th post!

hpy said...

I hope there are many more posts to come.

babooshka said...

Well done on 150th post. This is magnificent and just shows off so well the great arhitecture of the past,

Marie-Noyale said...

Congratulations are in order!!
Bravo!

I had heard about that church never seen the inside...beautiful light.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I like your last two interiors, very beautiful!

get zapped said...

Absolutely exquisite! Remarkable craftsmanship. I can only imagine what it would be like live.

Congrats on your 150th!

b.c. said...

that's a beautiful interior, nice shot, congratulations on 150th!!!

Kitty said...

really lovely. The delicacy of the ironwork is divine!

Kitty said...

really lovely. The delicacy of the ironwork is divine!

the donG said...

simply beautiful! who would not love to pray there!?

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Congratulations for you 15oth pot.

Beautiful building. What a shame that Napoleon's troops caused damage. I hate to hear that soldiers create so much havoc, spoiling beautiful national treasures.