Written by; Gary Wonning
St. Stanislaus Catholic Church is no doubt the signature landmark in this quaint little town of Altos de Chavon.
Situated on the tall banks over looking the Chavon River in Santa Dominica, this quaint little village of Altos de Chavon was designed as a replica of a 16th century Mediterranean village and is one of the most fascinating landmarks in the Caribbean.
Designed by Dominican architect Jose Antionio Caro and created by Italian designer Roberto Coppa, the stone pathways ,ironwork furniture and buildings were all designed by Dominican artisans. The stone work and iron work was all hand crafted and created individually.
St. Stanislaus Church
It was built as a center of culture for the Dominican people, who along with tourists and working artists flock to this magical center for inspiration and enlightenment.
Take a few minutes and stroll along cobblestone streets and enjoy the architectural grandeur
of days gone by as you take in the detailed, amazing quality
craftsmanship of yesteryear. Quaint shops, boutiques, art galleries,
fine restaurants and an archaeological museum are just a sampling of the
world that awaits atop the picturesque cliffs of Casa de Campo.
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Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!
He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.
For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com
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