Its Prominent Presence
In this travel souvenir from Ecuador, the sky sets the stage with a very vibrant combination of clouds that highlight the lovely blue color of the background. It is kind of funny because this picture is a bit dark which does well to accomplish a bit of the mystery and faith that the church requires to maintain a great deal of significance. An observer is also sure to notice how there aren't a lot of people, which gives the church itself a prominent presence that is almost human.
A Religious Complex
If you are walking in Plaza San Francisco, you can't miss the church and the convent of San Francisco. The name of the Escorial of the New World usually given to the church should not be taken for granted. The building is known as one of the biggest colonial complexes in Spanish America. The construction of the church took almost 70 years as it was initiated soon after the city was founded by the Spanish conquistadores in 1534 after the fierce resistance of the indigenous people. In fact, it houses three churches, an array of cloisters and many chapels. It is interesting how the severe exterior of the church contrasts with the exuberant interior which features a mix of Baroque and Moorish decorations. Furthermore, art lovers will be delighted to know that the complex houses an impressive collection of colonial art. By all means, this is a great travel souvenir to take back home.