Sunday, July 12, 2009

Ex Convento Dominico de la Natividad

Ex-Dominique Convent of the Nativity
Tepoztlan Morelos, Mexico
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Rising above most of Tepoztlán's buildings is the buttressed Ex-Convento Dominico de la Natividad. The former convent, dating from the mid-16th century, has a facade adorned with icons dating from before the introduction of Christianity. Many of the walls, especially on the ground floor, have fragments of old paintings in earthen tones on the walls and decorating the arches. It is worth a visit just to see the building, which also houses temporary exhibitions and a complete bookstore with a good selection of books, CDs, and videos.

Text borroed from the Internet. Fodor's

We had done a different take of this beautiful ex-convent, now a church and dubbed it "The Castle". I decided to do this one because I thought that showing the facade only complete with it's colors would be an attractive piece. I was not wrong, the very next day I put this together it sold. Another favorite of many for sure.

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