Church of Santa Maria Tonantzintla--page 2 (of two pages)

earliest building in mid-sixteenth century but larger building and new facade date in 18th century

Exuberant tower with candy-stripe Solomonic columns; folk-art figures on the diagonal at the corners


Entrance from the narthex; ceiling with thousands of folk-art sculptures

Striking figures include angels with plumes, eagle knights, garlands of flowers, and various indigenous fruits and plants. Photography is now prohibited.

Far right: cabellero águila--eagle knight, a photograph from Wikipedia Commons

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