Thursday, 29 September 2011

Repeatedly Destroyed By Earthquakes



El Carmen Church, Antigua, Guatemala

25 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Shows how well it was built that it is still standing. Diane

Arija said...

Such beautifully intricate work . . . ashes to ashes, earth to earth . . .

Sylvia K said...

I agree with Diane, amazing that as much of it is still standing! Another great reminder of why I'm glad I don't live in Guatemala!! Terrific captures as always, JM!

Sylvia

Cezar and Léia said...

Impressionante!E o predio ou parte dele ainda está forte por lá!
As colunas são lindissimas!
Léia

magda said...

Wonderful photo!
Pity, such a masterpiece ...
Kind regards

Filip Demuinck said...

Nice, you visited so many crountries I have not been before.

Greetings,
Filip

Photo Cache said...

and amazingly it is still standing.

DeeBee L. said...

Superb vestiges of architecture!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Great ... I can almost see the crumbling in motion. I think it is the pairing of shots that does it.

Francisca said...

What a crying shame... Mother Nature and her bad temper... Wonderful detail on this crumbling church.

Fabien said...

Ne pas réparer reste souvent le meilleur témoignage de la fureur des éléments ou des hommes eux-même.

Jacob said...

Another incredibly gorgeous building as bit the dust, so to speak. Looks quite solid. But some earthquakes don't care about such things - they take it all down!

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

A lot of churches here in the Philippines have been wrecked by Earthquakes and most of them undergone several restorations. This one in Guatemala is just magnificent because the destruction by the earthquakes made it look more artistic and much grand! Love the way you shot the upper part JM!

Steven^^

Elisa said...

It´s gorgeous JJ!
Greetings

maia said...

Oeuvre des Dieux
Oeuvre des Hommes
Oeuvre du Temps
Oeuvre des Éléments

Tout est à l'oeuvre dans ses ruines.
Merci pour ces belles photos
Maia

Barb said...

So sad but,still so beautiful.Have a great week-end....Barb

EG Wow said...

What a tragedy for this to be ruined over and over.

Rajesh said...

Amazing structure. Too bad it is attacked by nature's fury.

Team G Square said...

Great capture . Classic piece of architecture .

Stickup Artist said...

Extremely dramatic images! The ravages of time...

Chintan Gupta said...

and still standing strong :) very well captured....

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

so beautiful even with the ravages of nature

Art said...

This picture is absolutely beautiful!

Halcyon said...

So you've found some decay outside your city. It's beautiful as always, but a little sad too.

Kate said...

Wow! You are correct...this is a magnificent building!! What a treasure!