Sunday, April 25, 2010

Where Am I?

While riding on the Railrunner between Santa Fe and Albuquerque I saw this old, abandoned building and just had to have a photograph. I was told later that no photos are allowed while travelling through pueblos. Because there are no clearly marked boundary lines and since I am unfamiliar with the landscape, I have no idea of the exact location. Since we were approaching the Santa Domingo (now renamed Kewa) Pueblo station, perhaps this was on their land.  No way of knowing, so I decided to post it today anyway.  Interesting place, isn't it?

12 comments:

  1. Great capture, reminds me of a glamorous actress, whose time has passed: "Featured in Life" - bleached out from years of sunshine.

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  2. Kate, I see that you have recently read Willa Cather's "Death Comes for the Archbishop" - how did you like it? It is one of my favorite books, and I am longing to read it again. I have to check if I have it on my shelves (I should, but while moving a few boxe got accidentally mixed up with the books that were intended to be donated).

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  3. No photos in the pueblos? Isn't this weird? Glad you broke the rule, Kate! :-)

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  4. Kate, this is en route to the pueblo but not in the pueblo itself. Cool place, isn't it? It's on the original Route 66, I believe. Settling into Minn. again? I will be returning soon...

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  5. What is the problem with taking photos on the pueblos. I had not heard that before.

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  6. Wonderful shot... the ruins intrigue me.

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  7. I think it's sad to see this place abandoned. It was obviously once the highlight of a trip to the Pueblos. Even the colors are sort of depressing.

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  8. This reminds me of the 'Chief Yellow Horse' stores that we have here on the Navajo land. Most of ours are up and running and doing a good business and we can take all the pictures we want. I love to go into these places, so many beautiful hand made things for sale.

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  9. This reminds me so much of traveling through the west back in the 40s, 50s and 60s...I don't think we ever stopped at such a place, but there were a lot of them!

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  10. Yes. It's very interesting. And the facts to your shot too. So your shot (and your post) could be illegal?

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  12. This is the ruin of the original Santo Domingo Trading Post. I visited it several times as a child. It was also a filming location for Anthony Quinn's motion picture FLAP.
    --BigHeadChris

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