Thursday, July 17, 2008

Well, what have we done in the last week?

We saw the Manzana de las Luces, an old Jesuit mission, on Thursday night and heard a choral concert; I played a solo concert on Friday for a group of my grandmother's friends, and they asked me when we were coming back; on Sunday after touring La Boca and seeing St. Felicitas (from the outside) we took the overnight bus to Alta Gracia, and here we are.

Here we saw the beautiful main church and the Jesuit mission museum. There was furniture from the Jesuit time and from when it was the Viceroy's house, including everything from millstones to a spinning wheel to gorgeous bedroom and dining room furniture, and the forge in the back garden. There are still orange and lemon trees in the front courtyard and I was dying to pick some! We also went into the city of Cordoba and saw the Cathedral, the Cabildo (government house) and the churches of St. Francis and the Capuchins; this last (which was actually the first we saw) is gorgeous. The brick is laid in stripes and of the two towers, one has a spire and one doesn't. We were told later that the complete one represents the infinity of God, and the unfinished one the finity of man.

That's all for Cordoba and Alta Gracia so far. Tonight we're promised some fun with the parish youth group!

4 comments:

Maria Catalina said...
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Maria Catalina said...

Glad you're having fun Ines! Take lots of pictures! I can't wait till you get back...the house is way too quiet!! I'm learning a piece by Schumann called "Armes Waisenkind" or "The Poor Orphan".

crusader88 said...

Yes, it sounds like you're having a lot of fun! Enjoy the rest of the trip.

Agnes Regina said...

Maria - good for you! That piece is unfamiliar so I will have something new to hear when we get home. We will take lots of pictures!

Crusader, thanks, we will.