Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Theme Day-Temple of San Jose



"If I were going to convert to any religion, I would probably choose Catholicism because it at least has female saints and the Virgin Mary." - Margaret Atwood (Canadian)

The church of San Jose (known in Mazatlán as a "temple"), located on a rise of land at the foot of an area called Icebox Hill, is said to be the oldest church in the city, built in 1837 and completed 5 years later. The beautiful mosaic background and statues form a side altar in the small church, and the bottom photo is the main altar, made of wood.

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20 comments:

Olivier said...

magnifique cette statue (on dirait tout en or) c'est superbe

This magnificent statue (it looks like everything in gold) is beautiful

~tanty~ said...

Beautiful!
Oh, to answer your question, it's not mine :)

Sally said...

I love those mosaic tiles.
Sydney Daily Photo

Halcyon said...

Those Latin Catholic churches do love to (over)use the gold tones, don't they? :)

Perfect choice for today's theme and happy April! Hope you don't get fooled.

oldmanlincoln said...

The photos are very nice Kate.

Priyanka Khot said...

this is beautiful!

Happy April!

Denton said...

Beautiful photo Kate ... no need to convert to Catholicism ... without conversion, you can attend mass to enjoy the trappings, ritual, and female saints ... when visiting my relatives, back in Texas, I often would attend a Catholic mass with my mother-in-law and then go to a protestant church service with my mother ... of course my reason was to be with those I loved however at the same time I enjoyed the experience.

Jilly said...

How absolutely beautiful, Kate. Yellow gold. Wonderful choice for today.

lavenderlady said...

What a great choice! It is a lovely choice. Happy theme day to you and thank you for sharing all the beauty in your winter home.

Cezar and Léia said...

The first shot is fantastic!
Great yellow!
Happy April!
Kind Regards
Léia

marley said...

Classical yellow. Excellent choice :)

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Love the photo. Could look at her all day!

Ham said...

That's stunningly beautiful

Mo said...

I think easier to enjoy the art without the religion

Randy said...

Beautiful shot Kate. You are so lucky to travel to such wonderful places.

Tash said...

Lovely statue & I just love the mosaic tiles in the background.
& the quote is superb.
You've really done a great job for this TD post.

Carraol said...

Hi Kate, really beautiful mosaic work and great choice for today! Greetings from MC.

Ben said...

Amazing mosaic wall behind; with this and all, it is a great piece of art.

JM said...

Beautiful golden yellow shot for theme day, Kate!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

this is a very elegant choice for theme day!