Saturday, July 26, 2008

Iquitos Cathedral Altar Cards Coming Soon!

Deep in the heart of the Peruvian rainforest, unreachable by roads, a populous city of 400,000 bustles with activity. Welcome to Iquitos, a city rich in history, character, and charm. And, a beautiful Cathedral, founded as a Jesuit mission in the 1750's. It is currently the seat of a Roman Catholic Apostolic Vicariate.

The city can be reached only by airplane or boat, with the exception of a road to Nauta, a small town roughly 100 km (62 mi) south. Most travel within the city itself is via bus, motorcycle, or auto rickshaw (mototaxi, motocarro or motokar). Transportation to nearby towns often requires a river trip via llevo-llevo, a small public motorised boat.

So sayeth Wikipedia ...

Right now, a set of altar cards are on the drawing boards that I'm modeling after the colorful Iquitos Cathdedral. Its many stained glass windows of saints are breathtaking. It will take some time to bring it all together but I hope to do this cathedral and the community justice with a good design.

Wish me luck. Take care.


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