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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Santo Domingo, Oaxaca, Mexico
The Temple of Santo Domingo de Guzmán was built in the 16th century and is just as beautiful as any restored church form the time of the Conquistadors in Mexico. A truly incredible legacy from a time of war, subjugation, and slavery. As with almost all temples
of this type it is oriented east-west with it’s façade to the
west, which reveals a symbolic sense that the divine light, the
sun comes from the east.
Together with this is the combination
of aspects that are similar to those in vogue in Europe during
the years of its construction. The façade
shows renaissance characteristics, among them is a bas relief of
Santo Domingo and San Hipólito, while the interior is Baroque,
the main knave is flanked by lateral chapels and has a canon
dome that is decorated with scenes from the old and new
The pulpit was constructed with wood from the region and bears the image
of some Dominican Saints. On the ceiling of the choir loft is
the molded, polychrome and gold genealogical tree of Santo
Domingo, which is without a doubt on of the most outstanding
examples of the art of those days. However, to fully describe
the architecture of this place would use rivers of ink, better
to just visit.
Mother of four boys.
Co-owner of three dogs.
No cats, no fish, no birds.
I watch movies.
I quilt and I embroider.
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