E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Cape, Cape Espechal.

Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Cape, Cape Espechal.


Ermida da Mem贸ria

Perched at the very end of Cape Espechal (Cabo Espechal), not far from Sesimbra in Portugal, is a tiny chapel that dates from the fourteenth century.

It is referred to online as a "Memory Chapel" or Ermida da Mem贸ria.

I can't find anything in English, so you'll have to make do with the - Portuguese Wikipedia pages - There's a picture of the outside of the chapel within the Wikipedia article, so I thought I would share the inside with you. This was taken through a metal gate, using the on-camera flash because the interior of this little chapel was in deep shade. I guessed a suitable aperture because the camera wouldn't focus.

The marble slab is engraved with reference to "Imagem de N. Senhora do Caboa (Image of Our Lady of the Cape) - a vision?

The little chapel was an important place for pilgrims, but it wasn't until the eighteenth century that a more substantial church was built, with accommodation, but more about that another time.

(Ermida translates as a "chapel or place of worship that has its own altar")

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The legend of "Our Lady of the Cape" is briefly mentioned - here -

"... many moons ago a brightly lit image of the Virgin would appear and save sailors from shipwreck in storms. One such lucky soul sold all he owned to build the chapel in her honour, where he would live the rest of his days alone and requested that his crew visit his hermitage every year, hence the annual pilgrimage which continued for many centuries."
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Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Cape, Cape Espechal.


Ermida da Mem贸ria

Perched at the very end of Cape Espechal (Cabo Espechal), not far from Sesimbra in Portugal, is a tiny chapel that dates from the fourteenth century.

It is referred to online as a "Memory Chapel" or Ermida da Mem贸ria.

I can't find anything in English, so you'll have to make do with the - Portuguese Wikipedia pages - There's a picture of the outside of the chapel within the Wikipedia article, so I thought I would share the inside with you. This was taken through a metal gate, using the on-camera flash because the interior of this little chapel was in deep shade. I guessed a suitable aperture because the camera wouldn't focus.

The marble slab is engraved with reference to "Imagem de N. Senhora do Caboa (Image of Our Lady of the Cape) - a vision?

The little chapel was an important place for pilgrims, but it wasn't until the eighteenth century that a more substantial church was built, with accommodation, but more about that another time.

(Ermida translates as a "chapel or place of worship that has its own altar")

edit
The legend of "Our Lady of the Cape" is briefly mentioned - here -

"... many moons ago a brightly lit image of the Virgin would appear and save sailors from shipwreck in storms. One such lucky soul sold all he owned to build the chapel in her honour, where he would live the rest of his days alone and requested that his crew visit his hermitage every year, hence the annual pilgrimage which continued for many centuries."
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comments (14)

Wow! Wow! Esto trabaja para mi! Has creado una composici贸n excelente. Me gusta mucho! Ser铆a interesante tener este fichero raw para sacar todas las texturas de esta vieja pared, con curvas y niveles!

This works for my! You have created an excellent composition. I like much! Raw would be interesting to have this file to be able to extract all the textures of this beautiful and old wall! wink
You caught the beauty of the colours. Lovely shot.
  • FLOOG
  • The library of my contented soul
  • 16 Nov 2008, 06:23
The raw emotion, significance andnatural beauty of the room is captured here. Those flowers bring a poignancy.

Wonderful
Those tiles are wonderful.
Excellent composition Ellie. I really like the atmosphere!
Beautiful, atmospheric, emotional shot. Very well done indeed, especially since it was in deep shade at the time.
Excellent composition! The flowrs contribute to it a lot.
  • dafredo
  • France
  • 16 Nov 2008, 13:33
beautiful colors Ellie !!!
Portugal has beautiful corners like this one.
This is really nice Ellie, I like the wall panels and the small bunch of flowers just breaks up the wall in the background.
This kind of blue is really typical of Portugal !
  • Martie
  • United States
  • 16 Nov 2008, 17:10
Beautiful composition. You have captured the tile work/detail wonderfully.
Thank you for this most interesting lesson Ellie
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 16 Nov 2008, 20:06
Love the tiles Ellie.

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