The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Friday, May 11, 2007

Parroquia de Santiago Apostol / St. James Parish

Church build by Franciscans in 1585 at Chalco, a little town near Mexico City.

James, son of Zebedee
Saint James, son of Zebedee (d. AD 44) was one of the disciples of Jesus. He was the son of Zebedee and Salome and brother of John the Evangelist. He is called Saint James the Greater to distinguish him from the other apostles named James (James, son of Alphaeus). James is described as one of the first disciples to join Jesus. The Synoptic Gospels state that James and John were with their father by the seashore when Jesus called them to begin traveling (Mt.4:21-22, Mk.1:19-20). According to Mark, James and John were called Boanerges, or the "Sons of Thunder" (3:17). Acts of the Apostles 12:1-2 records that King Herod had James executed by sword (Ac.12:1-2).
According to ancient local tradition, on 2 January of the year AD 40, the Virgin Mary appeared to James on the bank of the Ebro River at Caesaraugusta, while he was preaching the Gospel in Spain. She supposedly appeared upon a pillar, Nuestra Señora del Pilar, and that pillar is conserved and venerated within the present Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar, in Zaragoza, Spain. Following that apparition, St James returned to Judea, where he was beheaded by King Herod Agrippa I in the year 44.



Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

Magníficos los contrastes en la primera fotografía! La parroquia es bellísima.

Buen fin de semana!

Miguel Angel Servellón said...

Es una serie muy buena, lo felicito y ademas son espectaculares.

Carol said...

Aewsome sky and beautiful building! Great! :)

Glasgow, Scotland DP

les maudites said...

Beautiful shot ! I like colours...

Carraol said...

Fenix, Miguel Angel, Caz & Les Maudites, Gracias Mil por su visita. Thank you very much for your kind words.

Anonymous said...

dont know how u recreate the sky in the first shot, it is wonderfullly dramatised!

other shots show off the beauty of the place!