Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman

Before visiting the Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, I sketched outside on the plaza in front of Santo Domingo. It’s a very lively, touristy area but there’s a shaded spot with benches and a view of the facade. My original intention was to sketch the Baroque architecture but the landscaping in the front was so beautiful — with its tall spikes of some kind of agave — that my eye stopped there. Today I hope to visit a very special garden that I only caught a glimpse of from the windows of the museum itself: the Jardin Etnobotanico de Oaxaca. The only way to visit is by guided tour, so we’ll see how my sketching while walking system works out.

2 Comments on “Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman”

  1. Marion McGill Hodge says:

    I love the dramatic, soaring coastlines and the layered towering buildings. The light looks different from here in Montreal.


  2. joantav says:

    I can understand why you wanted to sketch these tall flowering agave plants against the building. Nicely done!!


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