Monday, July 29, 2013

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge



What a great day we had on Friday!!

We took the High Road to Taos (one of my very favorite roads), Stopped at Sancturio de Chimayo, went to Taos Pueblo for their annual Santa Anna Feast Day with ritual dances open to the public. No cell phone, videos or cameras allowed; I didn't want to risk confiscation of my camera so I respected their wishes.  From there we went to the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, which is pretty darned impressive.

The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, locally known as the "Gorge Bridge" and the "High Bridge" is a steel deck arch bridge across the Rio Grande Gorge 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Taos, New MexicoUnited States. At 565 feet (172 m) above the Rio Grande[3], it is the seventh highest bridge in the United States and 82nd highest bridge in the world. 
(Credit: Wikipedia)




14 comments:

  1. I love visiting here. Nice shots!

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  2. My wife and her mother have taken this road and loved it. Several times I have considered doing it, but on each visit to Santa Fe we have found ourselves too busy enjoying Santa Fe.

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  3. I don't like heights or high bridges but I did walk across the Royal Gorge bridge in Colorado of which this is reminiscent. What's with all the crosses on the fence?

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    1. I mentioned that we had stopped at Chimayo and that's part of the scene there; perhaps I should have been more explicit under the photo!

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  4. My husband and I have driven that same route and loved it too. The pictures of the gorge are great. The first one gives me vertigo, just like the scene did when I was there.

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  5. That certainly sounds like a day well spent.

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  6. oh, the dances sound really cool to witness!

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  7. Sweet memories, thank you, Kate!
    There is a restaurant right there, almost at the edge of the gorge.

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  8. Thanks Kate! Was hoping you would venture out to the gorge and share a pic.

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  9. This is the sort of view that makes my hands start to perspire and my heart to palpitate. (I'm not good with heights.) Pretty, but not very comfortable.

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  10. Oh, this is so high, my stomac turnes around when looking in the deap like this.

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  11. What a fantastic gorge! I would have loved that tour, Kate.

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  12. Oh wow! Spectacular view here Kate, how exciting to see, although my tum is lurching at the thought :)

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