Iglesia del Carmen

Iglesia y Convento de Nuestra Señora del Carmen

Iglesia y Convento de Nuestra Señora del Carmen on Ave 10 de octobre

Although religion was rather frowned upon in Revolutionary Cuba, adherents to Roman Catholicism and its many churches continue to exist. Some are in better shape than others.  Our Cuban photo tour workshop leader took us to this one – which is on the border between Central Havana and the neighbourhood of Vedado.

One of the side aisles in Very old stained glass in Iglesia y Convento de Nuestra Señora del Carmen Central Havana February 2016

Looking across the nave to one of the side aisles in Iglesia y Convento de Nuestra Señora del Carmen Central Havana February 2016

Iglesia y Convento de Nuestra Señora del Carmen

Stained glass in Iglesia y Convento de Nuestra Señora del Carmen

Very old stained glass in Iglesia y Convento de Nuestra Señora del Carmen Central Havana February 2016

Very old stained glass in Iglesia y Convento de Nuestra Señora del Carmen Central Havana February 2016

I entered this picture in our local photo show in the Church category. I got an honourable mention…

One of the faithful.

One of the faithful.

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15 comments on “Iglesia del Carmen

  1. inesephoto says:

    Congratulations! This picture is really good.

  2. taphian says:

    wonderful photos

  3. restlessjo says:

    Well done! 🙂 An interesting way to spend a week too.

  4. Poppy says:

    Love that window Bunty ! The burnt orange colours remind me … art of Burne -Jones ..

  5. Beautiful captures….appreciate your sensitive approach..:thanks for sharing and how I love Havana ☺

    • BuntyMcC says:

      Thank you for that comment. I hadn’t THOUGHT about being sensitive, I guess that’s part of being a Canadian – everyone deserves respect and their own space when they need it.

      • Well I feel the way you compose your posts shows outsider views with an ethic of care…I appreciate that Bunty ☺

        • BuntyMcC says:

          My photographic colleagues were in the faces of their subjects with their 16-35 mm lenses (not in the churches, mind you) but I couldn’t do it. I do have some ‘people shots’ from my trip, but they were usually of people who had signalled that they were comfortable being shot.

          • i use my small fuji camera…smile and often give them a chance afterwards if they seem to want to see …mostly i think ppl don’t know as i shoot from the hip and walk…i have no zoom…just my legs 😀 lots o think about when we “shoot”/photograph people, to me anyways…have a happy day ~ hedy

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