REPOSTED - Crystal Tree - My first 100 favs photo
100 favs., not to bad for a mistake! This is one of many pictures I took at night during an ice storm 2 1/2 years ago and just had developed. I don't know if the lighting effect is a result from the exposure time (1-2 minutes), and temperature (cold and frosty) when I snapped the photo or as a result of the film being left undeveloped in the back of the fridge for 2 1/2 years, either way I like the effect.
Door of the Saint Francis of Assisi church
Igreja de São Francisco de Assis. This church, built in 1776, is Aleijadinho's masterpiece and the highest expression of the rococo style. It has some oddly military features, such as cylindrical towers that look like watchtowers, and roofs that resemble helmets adorned with spears. The Cross of Lorena, with two arms flanked by balls of fire, is especially impressive. Inside, Aleijadinho created sculptures for the pulpits, wood panels, a soapstone sculpted door, the main chapel's altars…