Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Santa Fe, New Mexico Vacation #3

Several statues are in the courtyard in front of The Saint Francis of Assisi Cathedral, but this one is the most interesting. It immortalizes Kateri Tekawitha, 1656-1680, who is said to be the first Native American to be promoted to sainthood by the Roman Catholic Church.

14 comments:

  1. That's a really interesting statue. Love the colours and beads.

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  2. magnifique cette sculpture,et j'aime beaucoup tu es choisi plusieurs angles pour nous la présenter

    this magnificent sculpture, and I love you chose several angles for us to present

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  3. I had no idea a Native American has been promoted to Sainthood. I don't even know anything about her. Your photo essay is neat.

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  4. Very interesting proportions on the statue. You are tight about the light. Early morning, and late afternoon are the best times to shoot in the west.

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  5. I love that statues in Santa Fe. That and the food!

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  6. The face of that statue is so beautiful and the colors with the bronze is unexpected.
    I am surprised by her stock ankles but perhaps thats the way most of the population really is anyway.
    I also didn't know that a Native American was promoted to sainthood.

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  7. What a beautiful statue. I like how you shot it from different angles.

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  8. That is a really nice looking statue. Thanks for sharing with us :)

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  9. Beautifully sharp details and color, Kate, & great light!

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  10. Great angles Kate. Will you be going to the Spanish Market this weekend on the plaza?

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  11. What a lovely, lovely statue. I can just see people standing there in awe of her faith and beauty, which I'm certain comes from her soul.

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  12. What a fabulous sculpture. Just beautiful!

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  13. Oh.. she looks so kind!

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