Photographer's Note

This photo has been taken in Chonchi. A little village 20 kms south of Castro, capital of the Chiloč Island.

The Churches of Chiloé in Chile are a unique architectural phenomenon in the Americas and one of the most prominent buildings of Chilota architecture. They are made entirely in native timber in an island renowned for its damp and rigorous weather.
Built in the 18th and 19th centuries when Chiloé Archipelago was still a part of the Spanish Crown possessions, they represent the culmination of a successful fusion of European Jesuit culture and local native peoples skill and traditions: an excellent example of mestizo culture.
The Churches of Chiloé have been part of the World Heritage Sites since 2000. World Monuments Fund has been working on restoration programs at various churches for more than five years. This heritage preservation project has been led by the University of Chile, Fundación Cultural Iglesias de Chiloé and other institutions.

I tried to catch the church using a different perspective. In this case I took advantage of these wooden balls which lie all over the square.

Of course, every suggestion and/or critique will be welcomed :)

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