Friday, April 8, 2022

Puebla. San Cristóbal 3.

The former hospital of the Niños Expositos (abandoned orphans) adjacent to the church of San Cristóbal, is now a school, faced in red ladrillo brick set in a zigzag formation and interposed with colored azulejo tile 
in classic Pueblan style
In a niche above the main entrance rests an archaic stone statue of the patron St. Christopher bearing the Christ Child.
A coat of arms on the outer wall displays the papal triple tiara and crossed keys.
text © 2022 Richard D. Perry
images courtesy of Niccolo Brooker

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