This album follows on from Villa de Leyva, Colombia
The Convento del Santo Ecce homo is a Dominican friary situated at some distance from Villa de Leyva, in what felt like a rather lonely location. We came on a Monday, when it’s closed to visitors, which no doubt reinforced the impression, as well as making for a more memorable experience. The Santo Ecce homo is actually a painting, said to have been pilfered by a Spanish soldier in the Sacco di Roma of 1527 and brought to South America. His son was instrumental to the founding of the convent in 1620.
Next album: Barichara, Colombia