On the return journey from Campeche to Mérida, I asked Valentin to detour via the historical town of Umân, only 7 kms. to the southwest. The church of St. Francis occupies a large square in the town's centre. Its construction dates from the late 18th century, although a monastery had been based here two hundred years earlier. Its façade reflects a gothic inspiration with a renaissance niche above the medial molding near the top. Buttresses support the walls of the tall nave - the latter features 16 stained glass windows for interior illumination. I was unable to photograph inside as the door was locked. Orientation is on a west - east axis.
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daddo (22676) 2014-07-03 4:11
Hi Ken. Attractive image due to lovely light, splashes of red and of course the size and age of the church.Whenever I see churches in places that have been "civilized" I think of all the local traditions that have been lost.Regards. Klaudio.
asajernigan (20426) 2014-07-03 9:05
Nice photo of this fine church. The angle of the shot works well and the use of the tree as framing was a good idea. The lighting is fine as is the use of color. Maybe the use of a polarizing filter might have helped with the color saturation but it is still a very fine photo.
Thanks for sharing,