Road Side Sanctuaries,Image GAllery of road side sanctuaries in Argentina.Gauchito Gil,a populat figure alomng the roads, which can be seen as just a mere example of the way these cults evolve from reality to mythology. Road Side Sanctuaries,Road side attractions ......in Argentina.Here in this case a sanctuary for Saint known as Gauchito Gil,a popular figure alomng the roads, which can be seen as just a mere example of the way these cults evolve from reality to mythology. The bond between religion and society in Latin America is tide and important. It has been since Colonial times when Church and Conquerors were two sides of a same coin. The need of civilizing the natives was not just a matter of society but a matter of soul and religion, they said. And so it was. Two cultures, two different worlds encountered. It was not peaceful, it was harsh, it was the only way a conquest could be: rich, traumatic, conciliatory, and harsh on the generations to come. It was a subversion of the way things were until then, and religion and morality were not excepted from the main alteration flow brought to the American Continent from Europe. It's important to point out that this was not a one way street of influence, but the result of mutual influences in different degrees and amounts considering the time, the strength and many more aspects that are to be considered when analyzing what happened then. There's no question about the fact that Latin American Catholicism is not the same as the one in Rome, in spite of the fact that the relationship is unquestionable. It's very much mixed with local influences that harden some trends, such as sanctuaries along the road, worshiping the appearances of the Virgin Mary and several important saints. One of the most interesting features are the many "new" saints, specific from Latin America that have made a great appearance and are highly appreciated. Along the roads throughout every country you'll find amazing sanctuaries, big, small, highly elaborated or very simple ones. All of them portray the saint's image, surrounded by flowers and small "tokens" of affection such as candles, rosaries, written prayers. Bob Frassinetti. Buenos Aires, Argentina
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About Bob Frassinetti
Art and Antiques and Travel and Life Full Name: Bob Frassinetti ( 57 / Male ) Lives In: La Lucila, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina Citizenship: Argentina Website: Travel in and around Argentina Marital Status: Single Occupation: art & antique dealer and journalist About artdealer: Updates on why I travel and ...... about myself, so at the moment I am researching all about cultivating Cactus Pear Fruit, and then processing it into Wine and / or Vodka! Vodka seems to have become an IN drink, specially if flavored from something more than potatoes or rice! So a bit more about me, and why I travel,....... I'm know as Bob Frassinetti, Enterpreneur in the World of art, art collecting and international antiques dealer as well as free lance journalist from Argentina, Buenos Aires, working on the web, writing both for pleasure and work on art, antiques and collectibles, in and on Buenos Aires, Argentina as well are neighboring countries, Chile and Uruguay. "I've written for several Travel Adventure, Art & Antiques Magazines on and off the web and have researched Toys made here in Argentina, as well as Travel Adventure from Route 40 and Lighthouse Adventures along the Atlantic and Pacific coast, following like always the Dakar Rally from 2009, 2010,2011, and again 2012! Join me now as we are “Building a Gallery Museum in the Province of Cordoba” Real Estate Investment in Art Bricks and Land, we are and have purchased Land for cultivating Cactus Pear Fruit, and then processing it into wine and Vodka, we are Building a Gallery Museum to Exhibit local Art and Artist as well as our exclusivity Art and Toy Museum Collection ........ Travelling for Art and Antiques" in all South America and I have been on line since 1996 . I work not only as a Travel Guide, been for many years in Lonely Planet Guide Books for Buenos Aires and Argentina,...... But as a living, Exporting Art and Antiques World Wide Living with art and antiques and travelling the south of South Amercia. Argentina, Chile and Uruguay San Telmo, Buenos Aires Argentina Argentina, South America Art and Antique Travel Guide by Bob Frassinetti Living with art and antiques and travelling the south of South Amercia. Argentina, Chile and Uruguay La Lucila, Buenos Aires B1637AZJ Argentina Hobbies: art,antiques,shows and flea markets,rally car adventure, travel along route 40 ruta 40 argentina, patagonia, walking, rally adventure tour Favourite places: travelling and writting about art or antiques and travel information as well as - Buenos Aires but will be travelling to New York and London soon so I will let you know if I change my mind. - The Big Island Chiloe, in Patagonia Chile full of myths and mystery - Ushuaia The end of the World - Anywhere in Italy really, especially Rome and Florence - Anyway and anytime in Paris, France - Patagonia Argentina - Iruya, North of Argentina or some where along Route 40.