Chapel Dulcinea, L. Daniel, 9 x 12
Yesterday our Plein Air Austin painting group met up at Chapel Dulcinea, a free, open-air wedding chapel in the hill country. The chapel is named for the love interest in the story of Don Quixote. Dulcinea is the peasant woman who unknowingly inspires all of Quixote's exploits (the "impossible dream" and "unreachable stars" are all for her).
The chapel owners must be total romantics. They explain their connection to Cervantes' story this way (from their website):
"Don Quixote sees himself as her knight and champion,
and Dulcinea as the most perfect woman on earth.
Every groom is Don Quixote. And every bride, his Dulcinea...
It is our hope that every visitor to Dulcinea will leave with a
fresh commitment to see the beauty rather than the flaw,
and the courage to follow the dream that whispers to the heart."
So inspiring... I love it that a place like this exists.