Thursday, 28 April 2011
Ecuador Snaps 3
In the church at Banos upstairs where hundreds and hundreds of these plaques. Each one with the name of a person who lived in the town. Grouped they were amazing. The way that the metals had changed over time in the sun and rain and how they glinted in the sun with their patina's was amazing. The scrolls and patterns made by raising and sinking with tiny hammer marks. The words marked in permanently with scratched fonts. The Stone plaques were a little less permanent with chips out of corners and letters missing made some illegable. Seeing them on mass surrounding the church arched windows whilst a lady sung within the building made a sombre but peaceful visit.