Monday, February 11, 2019

Conjunto Monumental de San Francisco El Grande


We only had two days to visit four amazing structures in Antigua, Guatemala last January. The ruins of Antigua are a photographer's dream - full of crumbling crannies, sepia color and texture, soaring scale, and rich history. My first two posts visited Capuchinas Convent and Casa Santo Domingo. This is the 3rd structure we toured. Follow our footsteps... 







I love the delicate filigree. 


Cavernous.








Heavenly light.



Friends.







In this photo, it's what lies beneath and behind that is so intriguing. Antigua is a city built at the feet of volcanoes. 

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15 comments:

DUTA said...

I like the perpendicular picture with the solitary little tree. It could make for a beautiful poster or greeting card.
And of course, the filigree work. I've got filigree jewelery(don't wear any jewelery at present), and from time to time just open the box to look at it and admire the craft.I get pleasure just from contemplating beauty.

DJan said...

Stunning photography, as always. Thank you for inviting me along... :-)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It is sad to see what was once a magnificent church all in ruins, but it really is a photographer's jewel to take photos of!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

The ruins are amazing - great photos!

Margaret Adamson said...

A wonderful place to visit Great shots of the ruins

Lady Fi said...

So fabulous!

Photo Cache said...

Historic ruins are my kind of destination.

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Stanley Hattman said...

Love the details in the filigree and the capital with the two angels.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Yes, a photographer's dream for sure! These are beautiful shots. Love the last photo with the volcano in the background. What was that novel called... Under the Volcano??

Linda Hensley said...

What a fascinating place! I especially like the palm and the filigree too, but I'm really drawn into the cavernous and pigeon pics too. Great photos.

Sue (this n that) said...

Your photos are stunning Sharon. The yucca tree in front of that rock wall is really eye-catching... all the different stone is gorgeous. Those tiny details in the filigree, and I do love the lizard. You've such an appreciation of all the places you visit, it's a real delight.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Photographer's paradise is right!! What a great collection of photos.

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful and creative photography! Wonderful!

Happy Day to you,
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KB said...

Gorgeous

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