Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Four C's

When you think of the Four C's, does a church in Cozumel come to mind?  I'm sure you probably thought of the Four C's of a gemstone - cut, clarity, carat or color. Well in this case I'm talking about the Corpus Christi Cathedral in Cozumel, the island's largest Catholic Church.  That actually may be the Six C's!

I just got back home from a week long cruise of the Western Caribbean and Cozumel was one of our stops. 

I saw the bell towers from the ship and knew that those towers were going to be a destination for me.   Once we got off the ship, I couldn't see the towers anymore, so I had to explain what I wanted to find and after a pow wow with a few taxi drivers, we finally found one who knew exactly where I wanted to go. 

I was immediately struck by the intricacy of the ironwork on the three sets of doors that open up to the body of the church.

I don't know why these plowers were hanging here, but I bet they were just gorgeous a few days ago.  I still thought they looked nice, even with the faded flowers.

The man on left hand side of the photo was praying (and watching me take photos when he didn't think I was looking) the entire time I was there.  He had a picture he was holding in his hands. 

The side windows were the same yellow, green and blue glass, but much smaller and less ornate. 

One of the side isles was decorated for Mary. 

I think the translation is Tender Mother. 

I think I took a picture of every window in the place.  (I was obsessed)

A close up view of the bell tower and one of my favorite types of palm trees.  They have super sleek trunks without any stubble from old palm fronds. 

Unknown Mami

I hope you have enjoyed a quickie tour of the Corpus Christi Cathedral on the island of Cozumel, Mexico.  For more Sundays in My City, please visit Unknown Mami who always has a lovely party on Sunday.

Have a great day!


Rebecca said...

Okay the praying man made me a bit sad and I said a prayer for God to answer his prayers.

Keetha Broyles said...

Very lovely indeed - - - especially the "balconied" towers.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Looks like it was windy! The church is so pretty. Love the doors and the floors look gorgeous too. Thank you for sharing, I love churches.

42N said...

Beautiful images. The artwork above the main door is that of the sun. In the Catholic religion its a symbol of eternity and sometimes glory. Did you take a photo of the alter?

Unknown Mami said...

I'm really taken by the second photograph.

Mrs4444 said...

Very beautiful! I love that these churches have a design mirrored in areas throughout the country. The one I saw in California last summer looked much like this one, and there is something cool about that. (It, too, had plenty of photo opps.)