Monday, 3 May 2010

La Merced


The construction of this church began in 1548, but it has been twice destroyed by earthquakes.
Its current baroque façade dates back to 1855 .
Antigua, Guatemala

11 comments:

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Isn't it gorgeous!!!

With Peaccocks in Viralimalai
A Bridesmaid in Saree

Johnny Nutcase said...

that's a pretty awesome church!

Tinsie said...

Amazing building!!! It looks embroidered, you know what I mean?

Cezar and Léia said...

Que igreja maravilhosa e cheia de graciosos detalhes!As colunas são bem trabalhadas e tudo está bem renovado!
Lindas fotos!
Léia

Pooch Morning Glory said...

omg, awesome. it looks like lace.

ps. thanks for the visit. to answer your question, most of my clients live far away, but if someone was close and wanted to come to the studio, they could. their DNA is all i need.

cheers
~laura

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Simply beautiful Jose.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This looks like a classic Spanish colonial church.

Serline said...

Those intricate details in the facade... reminded my hubby of some of the temples in India: totally different architecture, but the same devotion from the artisans who must have given so much to create such works of art...

T. Becque said...

What a beautiful building.

Neylan said...

José, you help me travel the world--Thanks! Beautiful, as usual :-)

Kate said...

This beautiful structure has been lovingly restored and preserved. Gorgeous is the only way to describe it.