Socorro Church (gallery)


  • Apparently this church was built in 1523 due to an outbreak of plague. It was then demolished in 1752 and a larger church was built, which was finished in 1768. It was destroyed once again in 1803 but this time by an alluvium!
    It’s facade is the best representation of the baroque style among Madeiran churches. Probably because we don’t have a lot of baroque churches… my sources tell me we have 4 of them.
    This church has had some bad luck it seems, but it’s beautiful and it’s the first time that I take serious photographs inside a church. It’s fun! 🙂 The shutter makes a lot of noise and everyone looks around when they hear it, luckily there weren’t too many people inside! 😀

    I hope you like it and that i didn’t make too scary lol!
    Have a nice weekend! 😀

    Location: Largo do Socorro – Madeira island – Portugal
    Shutter speed: 1/8 – 1/500 seconds.
    F: /3.5
    Focal Length: 15mm
    ISO: 100- 1600
    filter: Hoya 72mm pro1 CP

  • 8 thoughts on “Socorro Church (gallery)

    1. The color ones are vibrant. The black and white ones are more sombre. It depends on the effect you want. I love seeing the details which the color ones bring out. You sare lucky to have such cool architecture. Maybe I’ll do some in NYC. I’ll act like a tourist 🙂


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