0 Likes

Santa Catalina Monastery Orange Square
Peru

Santa Catalina was built in Arequipa, the city that was founded in 1540 in a place specially chosen for its natural beauty and good climate, and with a unique construction material: sillar, a porous stone from volcanic lava used to built a nice city with our own architectural designs, with spaces and proportions of great esthetic value, and also to have carvings on imposing fronts with fine decorative details, making of Arequipa a colonial center of marked identity, within the main urban centers of the continent.

http://www.santacatalina.org.pe/arquitectura_i.htm

Copyright: John Sanchez
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Uploaded: 21/04/2013
Updated: 25/09/2014
Views:

...


Tags: monasterio; arequipa; peru; santa catalina; blue; sillar; orange
comments powered by Disqus

Thomas Blanket
Peru, Arequipa, Santa Catalina Monastery, Orange Tree Cloister
Santa Catalina Monastery 5 of Arequipa
Santa Catalina Monastery 9 in Arequipa
Santa Catalina Monastery 20 in Arequipa
Santa Catalina Monastery 3 of Arequipa
Santa Catalina Monastery 17 in Arequipa
Santa Catalina Monastery 1 in Arequipa
Santa Catalina Monastery 22 in Arequipa
Santa Catalina Monastery 4 of Arequipa
Santa Catalina Monastery 2 of Arequipa
Santa Catalina Monastery 7 in Arequipa
Santa Catalina Monastery 19 in Arequipa
Jan Koehn
Public Ferry
Uwe Buecher
Europabrunnen, Langen
Felipe Garchet
The Louvre, Paris, France
Felipe Garchet
The Patheon, Paris, France
Dave Hughes
Zombies Flash Mob St Georges Hall Liverpool England
Lee_Hui-jeong
Cheon Gang temple in Gyeong-Ju
Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com
Roykstovan in Kirkjubour
C B Arun Kumar
Kasauli Market
Felipe Garchet
The Louvre, Paris, France
Gearoid Casey
An Stricín
Hans-Dieter Teschner
Volksfest Fürstenbergzelt, Bild 4
Kyrre Andersen
Wood Anemone (2)
John Sanchez
Chankillo fortified temple second wall
John Sanchez
Main Square, Cathedral of Lima
John Sanchez
Chankillo fortified temple second wall
John Sanchez
Christmas in Lima city 2009
John Sanchez
Carhuaz Ancash
John Sanchez
Chankillo 13 towers acces to first tower
John Sanchez
Santa Catalina Monastery
John Sanchez
Chankillo 13 towers
John Sanchez
III Encuentro de Turismo Rural Comunitario
John Sanchez
Chankillo fortified temple second wall
John Sanchez
Chankillo fortified temple - atrium pillar temple
John Sanchez
Chankillo east view
More About South America

South America makes up the southern half of the Americas and a large part of Latin America. It's home to the world's longest mountain range, biggest waterfall and largest river -- even these mammoths pale in comparison to the stunning variety of life forms thriving in the rainforest. To the northwest, off the coast of Ecuador, lie the Galapagos Islands, which are unique for hosting species not found anywhere else on earth. These were the subject of study for Charles Darwin in his theory of evolution, which he himself said will require proof in every single case. The main languages in South America are Spanish and Portugese, which basically tells you which European countries colonized the place. The South American wars of independence took place over two decades in the early 19th century, led by Simon Bolivar of Venezuela and Jose san Martin of Argentina. Following liberation from Portugal and Spain, South America took off into its own development, capitalizing on the rich deposits of oil, gold, copper, silver and tango musicians. Brazil is the largest country in South America and home to one of the world's best parties, Carnaval. Have you heard of samba music? How about bossa nova? Maybe dancing for three days straight? I can't say enough good things about South America. All the world's continents have amazing secrets and treasures laying in wait for your discovery, but in South America... just have a look at our pictures while you're waiting for online confirmation of your plane tickets to hit your inbox.Text by Steve Smith.