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Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria

In a prelude to the War of the Spanish Succession, Louis XIV had Cartagena sacked in the late 1600s, and in the early 1800s Cartagena again became a virtual ghost town with the turbulence that followed the independence movement. So, most of Cartagena's original treasures and interiors are long gone. This altar dates to the 1960s at the earliest, but that doesn't make it any less beautiful.

 

The virgin doesn't glow quite like this in real life, but I like the effect. She's the patron of Cartagena and the Canary Islands.

 

Convento La Popa de la Galera, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

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Taken on August 7, 2014