Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The Parish of San Miguel
This was an AMAZINGLY beautiful church in San Miguel de Allende.
According to Wikipedia:
La Parroquia, the current parish church of San Miguel is unique in Mexico and the emblem of the town. It has a Neo-gothic facade with two tall towers that can be seen from most parts of town. It is one of the most photographed churches in Mexico. The church was built in the 17th century with a traditional Mexican facade. The current Gothic facade was constructed in 1880 by Zeferino Gutierrez, who was an indigenous bricklayer and self-taught architect. It is said Gutierrez's inspiration came from postcards and lithographs of Gothic churches in Europe; however, the interpretation is his own and if more a work of imagination than a faithful reconstruction.[
All I know is it was amazing how detailed this church was.
She was just standing there looking around while her mother prayed.