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.
There’s something about spring in New Mexico which makes really great shadows. These were at the Albuquerque Greyhound Bus Station a few weeks ago.
I really love this little chapel in Old Town Albuquerque. I’ve seen it at many different times, in many different light conditions, but I’ve never seen it look quite like this. It seems perfect for Easter.
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.
There’s a small domed building near Abiquiu that’s endlessly fascinating to me — I think it’s a shrine or a small chapel. It’s had several incarnations, or at least that’s how it appears to me. The most recent features a turquoise door with sunflowers,yellow chairs, and yellow grass.