A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
OCTOBER 2008: Saint Francis
The giant conical structure of the São Sebastião Cathedral in downtown Rio is hard to miss. The 75 m tall and almost 100 m wide building is inspired upon the Mayan architectural style of pyramids. The cathedral is dedicated to Saint Sebastian, patron saint of Rio de Janeiro. Its construction was completed in 1979 and hosts several interesting highlights, such as the four huge stained glass windows that span from floor to ceiling. The windows designed in basic colors, represents the four pillars or Catholicism: Una (One, in green), Santa (Holy, in red), Católica (Catholic, in yellow), and Apostólica (Apostolic, in blue). Another feature is the bronze statue of Saint Francis, sculpted by Humberto Cozzo. In the photograph, the bronze statue is facing the mirror image of the São Sebastião Cathedral, reflected in a neighboring building.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2008, 2016