Monday, January 25, 2010

The Details of San Xavier Del Bac

One of the treasures of Tucson is San Xavier Del Bac, which means "White Dove of the Desert."

It is a very special place. I went to this church on two different nights before dusk as I wanted to capture the changing colors of the sky in the hopes of taking some dramatic images for you to enjoy.

The church was quite a drive from my hotel. My hotel was in the Catalina Mountains.

The church is on Native American lands and is a center of activity for many who live on tribal lands as well as those who reside in the City of Tucson.

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15 comments:

Rob and Mandy said...

Wonderful church, looks a bit like a caramelized white cake. What would you call this style?

Kate said...

It's a great photo showing the wonders of nature as well as the very fine and picturesque building.

Sharon said...

Beautiful photo of a beautiful place. It's nice to see that the scaffolding is finally down. They have been doing restoration work for a very long time.

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful take. Love the tone and colors.

James said...

This photo is a real gem. I regret not being able to stop and look around when I drove through Tucson.

glenda said...

Beautiful shot with clouds to set it off.

Lois said...

What a lovely tower! The sky makes it really stand out in this shot.

Leif Hagen said...

That's a heavenly photo of a magnificent church, Julie! I just commented on David's blog in Costa Rica, too!
Cheers!

cieldequimper said...

Magnificent details very well captured Julie!

Tony said...

Beautiful photo and church.

Hilda said...

That facade is magnificent. You really have to enlarge the picture to truly appreciate it.

Don and Krise said...

That is really beautiful. I wouldn't be surprised if you told us it was used in a movie or two.

Kathleen said...

Beautiful! I haven't been there since I was a child - makes me want to go back and see it again.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

A very beautiful church!

Kaori said...

The structure of the building is beautiful! I love the name, too!

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