This classic New Mexican church was built over 150 years ago. It hasn’t been used as a church for many years (even decades) now but is still lovingly maintained. Listed on both the State Register of Cultural Properties and the National Register of Historic Places, it’s become quite a bit more difficult to photograph without including all the attendant signage.
I stopped by the Santuario de Chimayó a few weeks ago. I hadn’t been there for some years — it had become a bit too busy and commercial for my taste. I was driving to Taos that day and saw the turnoff, and made a split-second decision to visit. There were fewer people there that day and it was very peaceful — one of the positive effects of COVID-19, perhaps — and I was glad I’d made the sudden decision to turn off the highway.