B&W: Cosmovitral Botanical Garden

Toluca, Estado de Mexico. Mexico

Which Way Challenge

This is my entry for the Which Way Photo Challenge, by sonofabeach96

Sonofabeach96 explains: “This Which Way challenge is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, steps, signs, etc. we move from one place to another on.  You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride on them, as long as the specific way is visible.  Any angle of a bridge is acceptable as are any signs.

If you want to participate or check the other entries, click on the link: sonofabeach96

Graffiti face

Estado de Mexico, Mexico

Lines and angles

El Santuario. Valle de Bravo, Estado de México

Church Door

Convent and church of Carmen.

This door belongs to the Convent of the Immaculate Conception of the Discalced Carmelites, which was founded in 1698, in Toluca, State of Mexico.

This is my entry for Thurdays Doors, at Norm’s Blog.

Convent Cupola

Convent and Church of Carmen. Toluca, State of Mexico. Mexico

Crystal Owl

Cosmovitral. Toluca, Estado de México

Cosmovitral: birds

Toluca, Estado de México
Toluca, Estado de México

Do you want to know what is the “Cosmovitral”? Click here to find out.

Cosmovitral: water

Toluca, Estado de México
Toluca, Estado de México

Click on the link if you want to know what is “cosmovitral”, and to see another part of it related to fire

Cosmovitral: Fire

Toluca, Estado de México
Toluca, Estado de México

Cosmovitral (cosmo-from cosmos, vitral-stained glass) is a botanical garden of 3,200 meters located inside an Art Nouveau structure of wrought iron and glass from the beginning of the XX Century.

What gives the name of the botanical garden is precisely the stained glass which was designed by Mexican artist Leopoldo Flores. Its theme is the universal duality, the opposition between day and night, men and women, good and bad; it’s a cosmogonic expression.

It took Leopoldo Flores one year to design the cosmovitral, and stained glass artist Bernabe Fernandez, in charge of doing it, three years.

It has 48 stained glass windows. To buil it, it was used about 75 tons of metal structure, 45 tons of blown glass and 25 tons of lead seal; it is integrated by 500,000 glass fragments from 28 different colors.

In this photo you can see only a small part of it. I will post some other photos of other views of it.