But the main thing about it is that it's absolutely beautiful. The first glimpse is astounding, with all that Wedgwood blue and white brilliantly superimposed against the sky, and the marvels increase as you approach.
You can see part of the narthex screen in that last picture. Let's take a closer look:
Beautiful! The polychrome exterior is really startling to someone used to seeing unpainted sandstone and the interior decorative painting looks almost Eastern European to me whereas the narthex screen is almost oriental. All in all, wholly unexpected and captivating.
I need to get back over there since I missed so much because of time constraints on Friday. The old convent can be toured, and Maestro Morales' house is a museum. He orchestrated another church restoration I've never seen in a tiny town in the same area. I've seen pictures, and the swag over the door is identical to the one on the Ocotlán church. The smaller church is even more colorful!
I'm embarrassed about the poor level of my videos, but you all might like to view this to get more of an impression of the church -- the elegance mixed with the naive. At @1:15 you can hear a very loud little bird's song echoing through the church.
Well, you know ~~ when they renovated the church they were worried that people would come in and say, "Whoa, are we in France?!"
So they did something really clever. Put the video on full screen. At the very beginning, right after it pans away from the statue, you'll see some wiring that proves conclusively the building is in Mexico.