San Ignacio Miní Mission (Argentina)

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Comments (10)

Marilyn Whiteley on October 1, 2009

The San Ignacio Miní mission was founded by the Jesuits in the 17th century. It was used until the expulsion of the Jesuits in 1768.

I hesitate to post photos with light grey skies, but in this case the rain caused such a richly-coloured reflection that it almost compensates for the dismal sky. And the workmanship of the Indians who crafted the red sandstone church is wonderful!

mardrl on October 1, 2009

This is wonderful. The rain enriches the color of the walls too. Very nice.

İsmail Taşoğlu (yemt… on October 1, 2009

Hi Marilyn;

Historical sites such as illustrate how nice would it be. Really a very beautiful picture. We do celebrate.

Greetings İsmail

ch' caf' on October 1, 2009

Beautiful. It reminds me this film. Have you seen it? Cheers, Christian

Mario Escherle, der … on October 1, 2009

Interesting old detail...

Greetings from Germany, Mario

Take a look at my new homepage!

MaryAlice on October 2, 2009


Oh my goodness, this is completely intriguing. How in the world something can remain standing after all these years is beyond me. It is surprisingly well preserved too. I'm just in awe. It's truly magnificent, and I enjoyed reading all about it as well. Thank you for the link provided. The red sandstone is so pretty, don't you think? I can't believe the details... after so, SO many years.

A wonderful capture ... all of your shots from this mission.

Thank you for sharing this, Marilyn. You never cease to amaze me with your ventures around the world. You are one lucky girl indeed.

Very best regards from Georgia,

Mary Alice

Ria Maat on October 2, 2009

This photo is great Marilyn! I'm glad you posted it after all. My English is not as good as Mary Alice's, but I completely agree with her.

Greetings from Holland!


Marilyn Whiteley on October 2, 2009

Thanks, all of you, for your comments.

Margot, yes, that was an unexpected advantage of the rainy day. For the record, I did not increase the saturation of my photos of the mission: that's the way the stone appeared!

İsmail, I'm glad you understand and agree with what I'm trying to do.

Christian, I haven't seen it though I've actually heard an academic paper or two about the film. Now that I've been here, we must rent it!

Mario, thanks for the link. Your homepage is impressive! Congratulations.

Mary Alice, I share your sense of wonder! And I am very grateful for the privilege of being able to visit such places--and to share them with good friends.

Ria, your English is just fine and I appreciate your comments.

Best wishes, Marilyn

Ezequias Ferreira Co… on October 5, 2009

The Jesuits destroyed the culture of the Guaraní people of south América,but is great photo.Congratulations from Brasil.

Marilyn Whiteley on January 10, 2010

The story is sad, and yet they were trying to protect the Guarani people from others who were trying to enslave them.

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  • Uploaded on October 1, 2009
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    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2009/09/11 10:48:33
    • Exposure: 0.025s (1/40)
    • Focal Length: 4.68mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash