Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Friary and Church



Above is a picture of a re-created friary at Mission San Luis where the friars spent their time away from church reading and improving their knowledge of Apalachee language.

 
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Another re-created structure shown above is the church. The introduction of Catholicism to the Apalachee at Mission San Luis brought changes affecting marriages, funeral practices, holidays and education. Both Spaniards and Apalachee attended services.

21 comments:

Louis la Vache said...

An interesting follow-up to yesterday's post.
More to come?

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting Lois.I think it was an adventure as well, I mean about learn such a different language as Apache.
You had a beautiful sunny day there!Outstanding blue sky!
Léia

Tanya said...

what is the roof made of Lois?

Hilda said...

I wouldn't have known the difference. It must be nice and cool inside.

Deden said...

I don't know what to say now, I'm just like it.. Two thumbs up..

Clytie said...

Not very ornate, is it? But I guess it wouldn't be since it is a friary!

There is beauty also in simplicity.

Lois said...

Tanya--the thatched roof on these structures was constructed of palm fronds. The church roof alone contains over 42,000 of them!

Halcyon said...

This one is cute! I love those thatched roofs.

James said...

What a beautiful place. Itlooks so nice with the blue sky.

√ Abraham said...

Did you notice how cool it was inside?

Pam said...

This is most interesting, Lois. Thanks for the info and great photos, I enjoyed both very much.

Darla said...

Love those roofs!

JM said...

These are lovely! I like the contrast of the white walls to the roofs.

B SQUARED said...

Their influence extended to all areas of the Apalachees' life.

Lois said...

Abe--yes I did. They were way ahead of their time with the air conditioning.

Jacob said...

These remind me of horse stables.

jennyfreckles said...

This looks a really interesting place - hope you have more to tell us.

magiceye said...

love the 2nd pic

VP said...

That thatched roof is magnificent!

Don and Krise said...

I'm with the others. Beautiful buildings and they look well built.

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