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giant jesuits

Posted by
Ryan (Vancouver, Canada) on 4 February 2008 in Architecture.

We visited the Jesuit ruins in the small towns of Jesús and Trinidad outside of Encarnación today. Four hundred years ago the Jesuits came and built these huge buildings, trying to save the souls of the Guaraní. They sit outside of these towns still, radiating power. Even though there's no one in them and no one around, you still feel like you have to whisper. It was humbling.

jb from New York, NY, United States

i almost said this on the paraguay sunset and palms one, but gotta mention now that the palm trees in these pics are totally anthropomorphised for me. like mupets - or really, like big Dr Seuss characters, cuddling together in the wind, posing through a door...

29 Feb 2008 10:36pm

@jb: Ha! Never thought of it that way, though I can see it now.