Saturday, March 03, 2007

Archive #5 - San Bernardino de Sisal

Another church from the Yucatan. This one photographed in 1994 is also from Valladolid just a few blocks from the central plaza. San Bernardino de Sisal is a rambling 16th century monastery. I had been photographing in the main chapel and wandered out the side of the church to find the circular well house. When I came back through the cloister I saw this "modern mess" of ice chest, coke bottles, light switches and plastic sacks of garbage. Finding these "scenes" of how these places of worship have adapted over 400+ years was a part of my facination with the old churches in Mexico.

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