Friday, February 12, 2010

STL DPB On The Road: In The Cathedral of Santiago

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A lot of people take their Catholicism seriously in Chile (although a lot of others don't these days). We visited the dark and cavernous Cathedral de Santiago on Plaza des Armas, the main town square. We like this city. It has energy and beautiful people, a successful blend of European and indigenous ancestors.

A pleasant day trip is planned for today, down to the Pacific coast to visit Valparaiso and Vina del Mar.

There are more pictures on Flickr here.

Bonus photo: political discourse in Chile.

8 comments:

Olivier said...

belle photo, juste a la lumiere des chandelles, c'est pas facile.
La dernière est un peu radical, mais j'aime bein

cieldequimper said...

Very nice pietà. The second one speaks bunches...

brattcat said...

That second is chilling.

Sharon said...

The top photo is beautiful. I agree with brattcat on the second one.

Virginia said...

The top photo is lovely. Beautifully composed and the candlelight is perfect.

The coast? Can't wait for those photos!!!!
V

Rob said...

Architectural beauty is when we're inspired to create something of reverence. Inversely, we simply build square box buildings with cubicle farms inside. that's capitalism at it's best, the bottom line for mediocre results. But I don't like the alternatives.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» really likes the interior view of the cathedral.

Paula said...

I love both of the photos, they're both "compelling" in their own way. Sounds like a good trip. And he Catholic Church in Chile has long been a strong influence I think.

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