Monday, 1 March 2010

Former Monastery of Santo Domingo de Guzmán

Church ceiling detail
Oaxaca, Mexico

10 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is the most attractive church in Oaxaca, in my opinion. And the former monastery now contains an excellent museum. Julie and I love Oaxaca and collect Oaxacan art, but we have not been back there in about 10 years.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Oh wow, this is unreal -terrific series!! I can't believe the ceiling detail- glad you included it!
(btw)Thanks for the thoughts..ya, thankfully we were spared of this disaster. Feel bad for Chili huh-
Have a great day JM-
My best, Regina-

Pooch Morning Glory said...

JM

and i always enjoy the consistent perfection of yours.....

cheers
~laura

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

How beautiful this is Jose. I am pleased to read that it has been turned into a museum. They do not build them like this anymore and it is still, at least to my mind, some of the finest architecture around. They should not be abandoned. Love the ceiling on this one.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. The details in the ceiling are wonderful.

Jacob said...

I did a satire using Oaxaca as a starting point one time...isn't that where they had a lot of protests against various governmental leaders?

These are beautiful shots of some beautiful buildings. That ceiling is something else!

Tinsie said...

That ceiling is weird and amazing in equal measures!!

Cezar and Léia said...

Very rich details! I like monasteries, one of my preferred is Jeronimos in Belem, Lisbon.
God bless you!
Cezar

Vagabonde said...

What a ceiling – I have never seen one like it. Thanks you for posting it. Your pictures are so varied and beautiful - it’s a great enjoyment for the eyes.

Dina said...

Did you hear me gasp when the ceiling photo came into view?!