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photoblog image Nossa Senora de Ó

Nossa Senora de Ó

 

The church of Nossa Senora do Ó, is a tiny baroque church, richly decorated inside but, as you see, very simple outside.  It was built in the early 18th century in Sabará, a small city close to Belo Horizonte and is considered one of the most precious buildings of the Brazilian Baroque.  According to Wikipedia:

 

"Our Lady O is an alternative name for Our Lady of Expectation of Birth or Bom Parto. The name "O" came from the habit of singing antiphons in celebration of the eve of her feast day, which started with a cry or sigh, Oh. This devotion came to Brazil via Toledo in Spain, brought by Duarte Coelho, who founded in Olinda, in the state of Pernambuco, a church dedicated to the Virgin of the O. It would have come to Sabara through the Bandeirantes  Paulistas who founded the city."

 

This, again, is a converted slide from 1979, using BWStyler.

 

 

Nossa Senora de Ó

 

The church of Nossa Senora do Ó, is a tiny baroque church, richly decorated inside but, as you see, very simple outside.  It was built in the early 18th century in Sabará, a small city close to Belo Horizonte and is considered one of the most precious buildings of the Brazilian Baroque.  According to Wikipedia:

 

"Our Lady O is an alternative name for Our Lady of Expectation of Birth or Bom Parto. The name "O" came from the habit of singing antiphons in celebration of the eve of her feast day, which started with a cry or sigh, Oh. This devotion came to Brazil via Toledo in Spain, brought by Duarte Coelho, who founded in Olinda, in the state of Pernambuco, a church dedicated to the Virgin of the O. It would have come to Sabara through the Bandeirantes  Paulistas who founded the city."

 

This, again, is a converted slide from 1979, using BWStyler.

 

 

comments (11)

another very well framed image from your past Tom... i like your treatment very much....petersmile
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Peter
Another superb image with that special treatment Tom!
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Richard
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 11 Mar 2016, 06:29
It looks like a welcoming building, Tom
Tom Wilson: It was certainly well-appreciated.
Definitely one I'd want to see if I were there, Tom.
Tom Wilson: An interesting little church.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Mar 2016, 07:14
Fascinating to see this place Tom, I wouldn't have known about its significance
Tom Wilson: I don't think I knew at the time, Chris - I was just taken there by my Brazilian colleagues.
O is not used to often in Latin Tom, but I have sung it in bryd's Ave Verum Corpus. What this church lacks, Baroque-wise on the outside must be made up for on the inside.
Tom Wilson: It does, Chad - this is the best pic I've been able to find: http://bit.ly/1UkKmf8 - my interior shots at this time are all pretty well unusable!
I like this look a lot. Interesting info too.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Mary.
Clearly the outside belies what is within
Tom Wilson: Indeed it does! I sent Chad this link: http://bit.ly/1UkKmf8
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Mar 2016, 14:39
Thanks for clearing up the 'O' - the first thing I wondered about, after admiring the picture.
Tom Wilson: An unusual name, isn't it?
It looks pagoda like, Tom, most unusual.
Tom Wilson: It does indeed, Frank - very strange.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Mar 2016, 08:46
It is a lovely thing, Tom...looks more like a Confession Booth than a Church.

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