WITH OUR THOUGHTS IN COVILHÃ

We are doing some preliminary designs for a substantial traditional building in the nearby area, and came across this image for inspiration. It’s the steeple of the Misericórdia church in Covilhã. The church was allegedly built in 1601 but the steeple is from the 1940s! Probably designed by the same people who did the surrounding buildings, a feast of Fascist Baroque which would have made de Chirico’s day – soon we will get to process the images for your viewing enjoyment.
As for the steeple, although the detailing is a little coarse and mechanical, its composition and proportions are lovely and add a wonderful touch of fantasy to the otherwise dull Plain Architecture temple.

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