As one might expect from an organization that demands 10% of everything from its followers, the Catholic Church has built itself a magnificent headquarters in Mexico City. Here it is, seen behind the transportation of one of its adherents.
Naturally, it includes numerous spectacularly crafted images and sculptures of Jesus dying:
Including this one of him evidently on a 15 minute break from his arduous day of cross hanging:
and a Black Jesus wearing a skirt, who was the most popular to pray to.
There are also statues of local saints nobody has ever heard of:
an opportunity to worship the Pope directly:
And, last but not least, a gift shop:
Outside this gold-encrusted building are dozens of starving people begging for change and descendants of the Toltecs, upon whose historic temple this Cathedral was built, dressed in costume and performing for camera-wielding tourists:
Great photos and commentary, especially the 1st and last.
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Thanks, I have a WordPress account but am still happy with my little corner LJ. It just took me a long time to even figure out how to comment here.