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Old Mar 23, 2008, 8:12 PM   #1
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Unusual dome for this kind of mission.




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Old Mar 23, 2008, 8:19 PM   #2
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Like all four missions in the National Park here, this church remains an active parish. The structure on the right is the ruins of a convent, later a Benedictine monastary.



The Benedictines, seeking to modernize the structure, changed the old rounded arches to "modern", pointed, Gothic ones.



Shell of the first floor of the convent:

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Old Mar 23, 2008, 8:41 PM   #3
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This is the side entrance, by Mrs. Barbarian:


Keystone above door. Shell motifs were apparently very popular in this period.



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Old Mar 23, 2008, 8:46 PM   #4
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Main entrance to church:


Interior of church:


Geometric designs in stuccoed portion of wall. This is supposedly a later restoration, but used the same process of incised lines in the slaked lime covering, which were then colored in.


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Old Mar 23, 2008, 10:30 PM   #5
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Nice job Barbarian. This is my kind of architecture. I was wondering why the right door on the main entrance is so black?
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Old Mar 23, 2008, 10:30 PM   #6
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Very impressive pictures and informative texts. I just saved and immediately reposted my favourite, if I would have to choose one. This is the most fascinating archway picture to my eyes. Great, thanks

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Old Mar 23, 2008, 11:37 PM   #7
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Torgny, I also like the arches. I like the repetitive lines. Thanks for you kind comments.


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Old Mar 23, 2008, 11:38 PM   #8
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I don't know why that particular area is so dark. It didn't seem that way to me when I was there, but it turned out like that on my Pentax, and on my wife's Olympus.


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Very nice shots, i especially like the composition on the 6th one
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Visiting this +200 year old edifice withthetastefullycomposed and well saturated pictures above displaying the dome, the bell tower, the arches, sculpturesintertwined with the elaborate decoration, has been a delight, BarbarianBtw, kudos to Mrs. Barbarian once again ; )
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