American Pictures/ Tony Morrison
ARGENTINA: Salta cathedral. The
interior was built in 1858 to replace an earlier building destroyed by fire. The
nave was designed by the Franciscan architect Luis Giorgi and the altar is in
the form of a huge custodia / monstrance. The Señor y Virgen del Milagro
are the most famous images of the city and according to legend were found in 1592
floating in the sea off Callao the port for Lima in Peru. They are said to protect
the city from eartquakes.