Friday, March 5, 2010

Pecos National Historical Park #3-More Ruins



The steps above are all that remain of the entrance to one of the pueblos. Pecos Pueblos' peak of power and influence spanned 1450 to 1550.  Ground floor rooms were mainly for food storage, with living quarters on upper levels.

Remains of the Convento where the work took place-The Convento was the mission's heart: priest's quarters, workshops, corrals, stables, kitchen, garden, and dinign room.  Here the priest taught Indians new ways of building, carpentry, and caring for livestock.
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The photos below are different views of the Mission Church that I posted here.

9 comments:

  1. I have been to Santa Fe probably a half dozen times, but always for a weekend or long weekend and have been busy enough in town not to have made it out of town to see places such as this mission that you have shown during the last few days (or Taos or the high road to Taos). Thank you for showing why I should plan more time in the area on a future trip.

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  2. Fabulous photos of history that needs recording.

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  3. I am fascinated by these ruins and their history, who lived there and why they left.

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  4. Pecos is such a wonderful place. I've never seen it in the snow. Beautiful images.

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  5. Amazing history. Never heard of it till now.

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  6. The ruins look even better with a little snow. It adds to the atmosphere.

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  7. Love that header! Can't go wrong with train shots.
    You've provided some interesting text w/ these landscapes.

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  8. What a strange view to see this under the snow...

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  9. Beautiful Kate! I am so looking forward to SUMMER so I can explore more and more of this brilliant state.

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