Thursday, March 13, 2008

A WINDOW WITH A VIEW TO THE SKY AND TO THE SEA








Photos taken by my son Fernando from the window of the Penha Convent, in the city of Vitória, Espírito Santo State, Brazil.


Penha Convent is a convent located in Vila Velha, Brazil, on the top of a high mountain overlooking the cities of Vitória and Vila Velha. Founded in approximately 1558 by Pedro Palácios, today it is home to Espírito Santos's Patron Saint. Vitória is the capital of the State of Espírito Santo. It is located on a small island within a bay where a few rivers meet the sea. It was founded in 1551. Vitória is one of the three island capitals of Brazilian states, the others being Florianópolis and São Luís, and is located in the South-eastern region, the most developed of Brazil.


O convento de Nossa Senhora da Penha é um dos santuários mais antigos do Brasil, fundado por Frei Pedro Palácios, no ano de 1558, na cidade de Vila Velha, Espírito Santo. Do convento avista-se a cidade de Vitória e Vila Velha. Vitória é a capital do Espírito Santo e uma das três ilhas-capitais do Brasil (as outras são Florianópolis e São Luís).


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107 comments:

  1. What a beautiful view. Beautifully framed--stunning!

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  2. Sonia as suas e de seu filho são sempre ...
    Hors Concours...lindíssimas beijos..Happy Weekend

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  3. You are lucky to have a whole team taking pictures for you! Nice skies!!

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  4. Excelente Sónia, mais uma vez muito bem conseguido e também informativo, espero um dia andar por essas paragens.

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  5. Both are very nice... your son did well.
    I do like theidea of incorparating the windows... Thats a touch of Glass.

    Tom

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  6. Sonia,
    lindos ângulos para esta bela paisagem.
    Fotos lindas.

    bjs.

    Ju gioli

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  7. how beautiful - the second shot is just so wonderful.

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  8. Oh, these photos are fantastic.
    love the window frames the shutters and the glorious view! Have a wonderful weekend...

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  9. It is so wonderful to see images through someone's eyes living far away.

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  10. These are just amazing! Fantastic sky watch!

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  11. I like the way your son captured the picture of the skies through the windows.Nice!

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  12. Thank you for your comment:)
    Fantastic view!! Boath of them are beautiful, but I love the first one best:) I love the way you have taken this photos!!
    Have a nice weekend:)

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  13. This is realy a SKYwatch. Well done. Have a nice weekend.

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  14. Fotos muitíssimo bem pensadas!
    Com uma boa profundidade e um grande contraste no colorido.

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  15. Fernando has captured some very nice images there. I look out those windows, and it makes me wish I could fly, hovering over Vitória.

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  16. Que céu e que paisagem maravilhosos podem ser vistos desta janela. Parabéns e obrigada ao fotógrafo por captar este momento para nós.
    Beijos.

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  17. Look at the view that convent has! Delightful. Who wouldn't like to see that beauty first thing in the morning, every day? :)

    (I think you are going to like my next three posts, Sonia: all architectural shots. :))

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  18. I LOVE these pictures Sonia...! The whole idea of being able to see what he sees through his window---It's GREAT! I especially love seeing the pretty glass panes in the window, as well!
    Photography is a true "art" in your family, my dear!

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  19. Sonia, gorgeous photos of sky and scenery of Brazil! Thank you for giving me a little sense of Brazil, a beautiful country! :D

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  20. WOW, SONIA! THIS IS AN AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL BLOG!!!!

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  21. Thx for redirecting me - these are beautiful shots and I love those windows!

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  22. Sonia,
    I am glad you joined us..
    Thank you for your comment.
    Love your picture..
    looking through a window at the sky.
    cheers Gisela

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  23. Lindo!! Por momentos pensei que dosse da sua janela!

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  24. So really nice and different pictures of the sky..., throu the window !! I LIKE IT!!!

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  25. Gorgeous views, Sonia. I thought they were from your home, until I read the words.

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  26. Interesting way to frame a photo! Beautiful view.

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  27. I love the way your son has framed these photos. Tell him thanks for sharing them.

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  28. What a great way to view the sky and the cities below. Nice! MB

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  29. A beautiful view and a bright idea to take advantage of these blue stained-glass windows!
    Thank you for telling me about this theme "Sky watch Friday, Sonia, I've seen this blog wich collects all the participations but I amn't sure to have a valuable sky shot every Friday...
    I wish you a good week end , maybe enjoying your garden?

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  30. Ahh...a lovely view from that window!!

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  31. Sonia,
    o Fernando caprichou nessas fotos. Adorei!
    Tenho uma paixão pelo Espírito Santo pois foi lá que passei todas as minhas férias da infância.
    Beijos!

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  32. Beautiful view. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  33. Céu azul,nuvens, montanhas, a cidade, pontes, o mar, enfim tudo muito bem representados nestas belas e criativas fotos! São, literalmente, uma janela aberta para a cidade de Vitória!

    Parabéns Fernando!

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  34. Beautiful view from a beautiful window!

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  35. eu estive nesse lugar maravilhoso há alguns anos.Maravilhoso de um tanto,que nem sei dizer...
    Obrigada pela visita,beijos.

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  36. Hoje da minha janela vi chuva, muita chuva.
    Lindas fotos,
    belo dia querida
    beijos

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  37. a place to feel closer to the divinity!

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  38. Duas vistas oposta. A minha vista são prédios e mais prédios.

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  39. I would love to have a view like that everyday. Wonderful.

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  40. Hey Sonia,
    Thanks for the visit, You got lovely photos with emphatic views. Lovely perspectives!

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  41. Sonia, é curioso como certos monumentos ou personagens influem na escolha dos nomes das pessoas. No Espírito Santo é comum o nome Maria da Penha, Penha e derivados. Assim como no Pará, o nome Nazaré o muito comum: Maria de Nazaré, Nazaré Maria e outros.
    Abraços e até mais.

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  42. Love the views! That is neat to see the countryside pictures showing the Dutch influences! I view Brazil to be a very neat and environmentally concerned country.

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  43. hi sonia, sorry i have been so scarce, life has been hectic! Absolutely love these windows, what lovely shots, and interesting info too.

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  44. Olá, Sonia, bonitas fotos, do "xará" seu texto também é legal simples e objetivo, como deve ser.
    Nada de coisas complicadas e enfadonhas para ler. Parabéns.
    bj.

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  45. I think I'd like to join the convent - is it too late? ;-)

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  46. What a lovely shot and so well framed! Your blog is amazing.

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving such nice comments.

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  47. What beautiful photos. Thank you for the kind birthday greetings too!

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  48. Sonia querida, uma bela vista de Vila Velha e Vitória.
    Esta foto a partir da janela, ficou ótima.
    É sempre encantador ver os seus ´posts.
    Um beijo e uma linda semana.

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  49. Nice shot ! Sao Paulo ... There is a picture at Sao Paulo's Museum, "Les rochers de l'Estaque" of Paul Cézanne, which has been painted near my home.

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  50. I thank for the visit and the comment.
    Current your post it is marvellous so much from subject of information, but also from the photographs!

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  51. A paisagem faz parte do meu cotidiano, pois as vejo todos os dias ao atravessar a ponte.

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  52. Fenêtres sur ciel et mer, très bonne composition.
    Windows on sky and see, fine pics.

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  53. Sonia, adorei estas fotos lindas, o jogo de luz e sombras está perfeito. Gostaria de participar do Sky Watch Friday, como faço, mando minhas fotos para você publicar em seu blog? e toda sexta teremos fotos deste tipo para admirar. Ou publico no meu blog, toda sexta, mesmo sendo um food blog? o que vc acha melhor?

    bjs

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  54. Beautiful photos and gorgeous view!!

    I'm so glad you stopped by my blog, so I in turn could stop by here!!

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  55. O convento da Penha e a igreja da Penha ficam no mesmo montanhão, Sonia ? Ou são a mesma coisa ?

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  56. Desculpa, foi mal.
    Um é no Espírito Santo e o ouro aqui emno Rio.
    Isso é que dá não ter o mínimo saco pra ler post com mais de uma linha.
    Bjs!

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  57. Dear Sonia,
    Beautiful pictures you have got here...!!
    Loved every single one..!
    Thanks a lot for your visit..!
    :)

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  58. How cool is it that I can virtually look out your window, so many miles away?
    great blog! hooray!

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  59. Wow! The stunning and beautiful simplicity captured here is so fantastic!

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  60. what gorgeous views! your son captured the scenes very well. i really enjoyed the first picture, it felt like i was there standing looking out.

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  61. Fantastic shot - such an original view! Thanks for calling in on mine.

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  62. A necessidade de ir para lá para lavar a alma. Lindas fotos Fernando! Abraços Cidinha.

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  63. As fotos estão bem e a cidade deve ser bonita.
    Feliz Páscoa.

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  64. I enjoyed my visit so much. What beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great day!

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  65. I have to say something else, even though I already commented on this photo. Is that allowed?

    This image left a strong impression and stayed with me so that I was thinking about it again over the weekend. I began planning out a superman photo. The idea is to suggest superman by having a business suit cast aside near an open window. Perhaps a curtain blowing in the breeze. What do you think, should I try it?

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  66. What a fabulous view!!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

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  67. Sonia, those photos are stunning! Takes my breath away! Regards, Jude.

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  68. Beautiful view of the city of Vitoria. I love the stained glass windows too.

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  69. As fotos do Fernando estão lindas. O enquadramento da paisagem através das janelas foi uma bela escolha. Eu não conheço Vitória, mas gostaria muito de conhecer. Abraços para todos vocês, Marisa.

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  70. those are very beautiful pictures... :-)

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  71. These are wonderful pictures... I wish you and your family a very Happy Easter! The snow has finally melted here....well, mostly!...and it is supposed to snow on Friday..again. Your place looks very inviting!

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  72. Great shots I love the way the light is showing on the shutter in the first shot. I hope you have a great week. Ranger and Lloyd

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  73. Thanks for your visit, dear Sonia....I had a lot of fun riding around Hollywwod and checking on all the Happenings in my neighborhood....!

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  74. 90 comments!!!!
    Is there any room for me?!

    We all share the same one (sky, that is!).
    The same one you are looking at today, I am looking at now!

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  75. Happy Easter to you and your family!

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  76. adorei as fotos ... especialmente a 1ª ... está espectacular ...


    parabéns e uma Páscoa feliz para ti

    beijinhos

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  77. How absolutely beautiful, the view and the shutters and the stained glass, like looking at out a 14th century window except I imagine the view must have been very diffrent. I love it!

    And nice to have you on my blog :)

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  78. Sonia.... o meu beijo de uma òtima Páscoa...

    ... {;-jOO ...

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  79. Sonia,

    da um pulo na Jugioli que tem uma surpresa para você!

    Bjs

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  80. Those are wonderful photos!!
    I would love to visit there and see that view.

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  81. Oh my such a beautiful window to a beautiful world. How wonderful
    to be able to see that view any time you want...
    Thanks so much for sharing.

    Happy Holidays!
    Hugs,

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  82. bon choix pour le chalenge "sky watch friday". bravo
    good choice for the chalenge " sky watch friday ". bravo

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  83. Thank you for stopping in and commenting.
    Your photography is beautiful - I enjoyed browsing your site and admiring the many different shots.

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  84. Sonia, que negócio é este, parou no dia 13? Hoje é dia 21... Pode não. Já são 103 comentários, menina. Mão à obra...
    Abraços do Adelino, com votos de uma FELIZ PÁSCOA.

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  85. Beautiful vistas ... and Happy Easter to you and your family!

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  86. Beautiful views. Love the pictures of the flowering trees in the post above this one too!

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  87. Lindíssimas fotos Sonia, parabéns!

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