Eye Candy # 12

In a churchyard in San Miguel de Allende, in the heart of downtown:

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5 Responses to Eye Candy # 12

  1. Therese Bertsch says:

    Looks like a Rothko, beautiful. It is hard to make out if it is painted on the side of a stucco wall or a door?

    • Touch2Touch says:

      The cross is part of the shutter (very very old) over a window in a side wall of the church (also very very old). San Miguel is a colonial city in Mexico, so it is both Catholic and old. The church, like all the buildings, is adobe (I guess that’s its proper name, probably what we call stucco).
      There’s also rock toward the left, and those are leaves from a tree on top.
      Not painted, then. The photograph is closely cropped, so that the elements — wall, shutter, stone, leaves — make their abstract pattern.
      Forgot — the three colors, white, yellow, red, are the pigment paints used on the stucco. They’re earth pigments, so that even the paint is part of the landscape, in that way. San Miguel is an AMAZING place.

  2. Therese Bertsch says:

    So I guess the church is like me beautiful, Catholic, and old (smile)

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