Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Churches of Mexico

The Cathedral in downtown Mazatlan. The cathedral was started in 1855 and was completed in 1899. It was designed and built by Estanislao Leon, who did not live to see it's construction finished. The towers were started in 1893 and the first was completed on April 6, 1894.
The architectural style is somewhere between Moorish and Gothic and the towers and the small dome are covered with European tiles.
It's certainly a beautiful church and you can feel how important it was to the town.
And the Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral in Peurto Vallarta. Even more beautiful than the other one.
The 1929 Cathedral, the pride of all the local people and Puerto Vallarta's most famous landmark. It's pretty crown-shaped bell tower can be seen for miles around.

I'm sharing the Cathedrals that we visited in Mexico during our cruise for Outdoor Wednesday. Stop by and visit Susan at A Southern Daydreamer and see everyone's great outdoors!


vignette design said...

I've been to the church in Puerto Vallarta. It is so beautiful. We always make a point to visit a Catholic church whenever we travel to Mexico or Europe too. A wonderful place to sit and reflect, light a candle and say a prayer. I would say a prayer for John Lennon who died 29 years ago today.....--Delores

Pondside said...

I can't resist a church, chapel or cathedral. Once, in the duomo in Milan, after a holiday full of the most wonderful church-visiting, our then-three-year-old wailed into the echoing vastnes 'NO MORE CHURCH!'
A very tired looking man, from somewhere in the US southwest looked at him and said 'I know exactly how you feel little buddy.'

Hootin Anni said...

Ha!! Ironic, 'cause I've been in both!!! They also dominate the towns' landscape.


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Shellbelle said...

Beautiful, I love visiting churches wherever I go. I lived in California most of my life and visited every Mission. Thanks for sharing these today.

Erica (Irene) said...

Martha......I love visiting old churches and especially ornate ones like you saw. They are beautiful and then I wonder all those amazing people who put in the work to make them so beautiful. Looks like you had a very nice time.

Happy Oudoors!

Mary Bergfeld said...

Your photos are beautiful, Martha. Perfect for Outdoor Wednesday. Have a great day.

Chubskulit Rose said...

i love the look of the altar.

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