Thursday, September 30, 2010

Photo: White Dove of the Desert

Here is a photo of San Xavier del Bac, commonly referred to as the White Dove of the Desert.

Enlarge this photo to see the dramatic sky and architectural features.

This is a special church in Arizona. It is historic, is still in use as an active church, but it is in danger as the restoration that was planned for the right tower has been delayed for more than a year now because of state budget issues. We hope the restoration is made a priority soon.

Check out our travel photos of the Art of London, England at Viva la Voyage!

9 comments:

SRQ said...

That is a dramatic sky! Looks like a beautiful place.

brattcat said...

How amazing the way it occupies the landscape.

Luis Gomez said...

Gorgeous shot! Lovely sky.

Sharon said...

You caught some great sky in this shot. When I took my trip to southern Arizona in July, I also got some fantastic sky shots. Those monsoon clouds were perfect for photos like this.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is a dramatic shot. Building this mission was a remarkable accomplishment when one considers how remote this area wa and how little resources they had 300 or so years ago. No wonder they did not finish the second tower.

Halcyon said...

A really fantastic photo. That sky is gorgeous. It's almost surreal.

Nefertiti said...

magnifique !

Jorge Munoz said...

Beautiful blog, regards from Puerto Rico

Joop Zand said...

Hello Julie

My compliments for your nice work,
this picture is also BEAUTIFUL....go on with your good work.

greetings, Joop

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