Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Nov 2012: Where I see Jesus with a flaming head

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After emerging from the Templo Major, I head back towards the hotel and then pass this little church sandwiched between two rather boring buildings. This is the La Ensenanza Church. Or the teaching church.

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The facade is pretty rich

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With some very heavy duty carvings. Perhaps a bit too much considering the little frontage that one has.

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That’s it, that’s how wide the church it. Its built in the Baroque style, on what was the parking space between 2 buildings..

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What I'm not sure is why they have this dirty stone..

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Some serious gilt work all over the church.

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And more statues, some behind glass windows.

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Some of the statues were amazing as well. not to mention the paintings..

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Two huge paintings flank the altar.

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The main altar is an amazing work of art. Absolutely brilliant.

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A small door, through which the nuns would receive communion. This can be seen on the right bottom, the red door.

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the close-ups reveal the amazing job of carving, gilding, painting that the artist has done.

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And then the glorious painting on top of the altar on the dome. The windows are also painted in.

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A little doorway

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I turn back, and there’s the Virgin of Guadeloupe.

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The pulpit

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Man –o – man or man, what a beautiful piece of work.

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Another view of the altar

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in its full blaze of glory..

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the ceiling isn't that highly decorated, surprising for such a Baroque building.

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I head back

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And again I see the image of Jesus

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With a flame emerging from his head. What is this all about? Nobody can tell me.

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