Saturday, March 28, 2009

Tortuguero church

This is a church in the very small town of Tortuguero. This captures the Caribbean culture of the area, with tall palms and the distinctive architectural touches on this small church.

The Caribbean coast has a Jamaican-influenced culture, as many of the residents are decendents of people who came from Jamaica to build the railroad to the Caribbean coast in the late 1800's. You can see the influences of that culture in the roofline of this church.

6 comments:

brattcat said...

This setting really lends itself to quiet contemplation. Thank you for bringing us this ocean, these trees, this air, and these stories.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

very cute tropical church. nice photo!

Jarart said...

The door and the detail in front combined with the bright color turn an ordinary building into something extraordinary. I like the sculpted benches too.

Sharon said...

A very peaceful little setting where the outdoors is just as much a place of contemplation as the inside must be.

Marie said...

This is such a cute church! Your blog is very beautiful. You show a dreamland!

Thank you so much for your comment on my blog. The poor Florida turtles are killed to protect the native plants and animals. The criminals are the owners who got rid of them because they were becoming too big for their houses or apartments. I think the trafficking of animals should be forbidden! They still import tiny turtles from Florida, which will end their lives in the roubines of the Méjean.

Have a nice Sunday.

JM said...

This must be a new church, it's totaly different from the one I saw there. I have to show you what it looked like in 98! :-)

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