Wednesday, September 2, 2009

ABC Wednesday - G for Gloria Church

Gloria Church (Portuguese: Nossa Senhora de Gloria) is one of the oldest Roman Catholic churches in Mumbai built by the Portuguese Franciscans in 1632. The church is situated in the Byculla suburb of Mumbai. The original Gloria Church, was built in 1632 by the Franciscans funded by the DeSouza E’Lima family, who owned the Mazagaon island which they procured from the King of Portugal in 1572. The old church was demolished in 1911 and the present one was built at Byculla. The modern Gloria church was built in English Gothic style. The church’s beauty has inspired many filmmakers to shoot their films on its premises. Prominent among them was Manmohan Desai’s Amar Akbar Anthony, released in 1977.
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24 comments:

  1. Heavenly photo of a beautiful church! We are members of Gloria Dei Lutheran church near where we live! Dhanyavadagalu!

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  2. That's a beautiful structure with impressive architecture. Nice photo.

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  3. Magnificent church, love the history you included! Marvelous photo, as always!

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  4. Wow! Wonderful edifice! Very informative write-up!

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  5. cette église est magnifique, j'aime cette architecture.

    This church is beautiful, I like this architecture.

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  6. Beautiful and really big church:)

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  7. Its really a beauty :))
    Wonderful shot,
    amazing architecture ...

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  8. Beautiful. I would never suspect it was in Mumbai.

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  9. I'd forgotten the Portuguese influence in India, just thinking about the English. So I wouldn't have pegged a Catholic church in Mumbai.

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  10. Beautiful photo of a beautiful church. And thanks, too, for the commentary.

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  11. Very interesting!It's beautiful and looks like a castle!
    Léia

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  12. the history adds to the enjoyment of this photo ..

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  13. I didn't realize the Portuguese had settled that far north. I knew there was a heavy concentration of Portuguese settlers in Goa, but I suppose in a city and port as large as Bombay, everybody got there at some point.

    Beautiful photo!

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  14. very beautiful!!!! hope to visit one day.

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  15. You can really see the European influence. Nice photo.

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  16. that is a really beautiful pic - a great landmark!

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  17. Gloria Church is a gorgeous church! Very impressive...and a great G...

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  18. Splendid church, so interesting.

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  19. Yes Impressive. That was my school. I loved it. Its called Antonio Desouza high school

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  20. cette église est magnifique, j'aime cette architecture.

    This church is beautiful, I like this architecture.

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  21. Its really a beauty :))
    Wonderful shot,
    amazing architecture ...

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  22. I studied at the Antonio D'Souza school here :)
    Saw this everyday...and it is really magnificent and lovely. You would notice that even as a little boy.

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