Sunday, March 21, 2010

Shadows of the Past

"In the shadows of the Salinas Valley pueblo ruins are faint echoes of the communities that lived there 300 years ago." (from the Salinas Pueblo Missions brochure in the Visitors Center).  On Saturday, March 13th friends of ours, Jim, and I as well as Maggi our dog (on a leash) visited the Quarai and Abó ruins, and like our visit to Pecos Historical National Park awhile ago, came away with more knowledge of the ancient history of New Mexico. It was a perfect day with temperate temperatures and lots of sunshine. Our picnic lunch under a huge Cottonwood tree was also perfect.

8 comments:

  1. The texture and color of the bricks are beautiful! Are they stone or clay?

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  2. I agree. The texture and angle of composition makes this one work.

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  3. Well snap. Yes indeed we have both posted sun and shadows today. Your photo is just lovely. Those beautiful old walls. How divine.

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  4. I like their work and as I remember they didn't use mortar did they?

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  5. Ooo a place I haven't been to yet. A must see. Some of these places are so amazing in the way they were built.

    Haven't been to the South Capital Grill yes. Josh's is really good. BTW have you been to the Pantry for breakfast yet. You should, it's a local favorite.

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  6. This is such a lovely photograph. The colour and the contrast between sun and shadow are terrific.

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  7. Wonderful places to visit. Your picnic sounds perfect!

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