The Three Arches of El Calvario Church

El Calvario Church in La Antigua Guatemala

I am glad El Calvario Church provides a nice transition from the white cemetery series back to the rich antigüeño color palette while maintaining the death theme going on. El Calvario or Calvary (Golgotha) is the name of the mount on the outskirts of Jerusalem where it’s believe Jesus Christ was crucified. This church with its three arches provides a symbolic representation of the crucifixion; with each arch representing each cross.

As I have explained before, the natural lime-stone based paints have a transparent shine, similar to pearls, which reflect some incredible colors as the different temperature of light is bounced back from the walls. This effect was very obvious the day I took these shots. In less than five minutes, the time I was there, the yellow wall went from a pale yellow to a gorgeous orange-yellow as the clouds moved in and out to let the late afternoon sunshine hit the wall. I wish you were here to witness such a spectacular color show.

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