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The Baroque

The church in Landa de Matamoros.

The baroque in the Sierra Gorda.

5 Responses to “The Baroque”

  1. mountainmae

    So beautiful- each detail has its’ own intricacies. I wonder at the large expanses of yellow-like in the tower.

    • StephenBrassawe

      There is some bureaucracy working hard at enforcing historical authenticity in the area, mae. We can fairly assume that this approximates how the church first appeared after being built around 1760ish, including that striking mass of yellow.

      • StephenBrassawe

        Duh. I guess it would be the Church that is the final arbiter of historical accuracy in this case. In any event, the point is that this is close to how it was in the beginning.

  2. Steven Monrad

    Striking photo of this mission. Somewhere along there it says that Junipero Serra did 50 missions in Mexico proper before tackling Alta California. It’s probably wrong, but he’s a big deal here in California and was in Mexico also.
    This is a link to a photo I took there, not good of the structure but has a refraction which I originally thought of as the Holy Ghost, but perhaps more like a crucifix. An accident of light.
    SM de Allende is very nice. Have you seen Xilitla and the the nearby park of Los Pozas ? Edward James might be your kind of guy, though I prefer the Castillo his “foreman” built in town. It once was a hotel, perhaps not now.


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