Sunday, August 11, 2013

Rancho de Taos


This is my last post from New Mexico. I've been back in St. Paul since July 31st, and it's time to leave my photos taken in that wonderous state safely tucked in  my archives 'til I return again.  It's a bit of magical thinking on my part; it means I'll return again soon if I leave some more photos for later posts.

Above is the front of the church made famous by Georgia O'Keeffe's painting. The smaller photo below is the back of the building from my archives that I'm sure you would recognize immediately.


I had an artist friend paint a likeness of the above photo for me; not as famous as O'Keffee's but he did a great job for me and it's hanging above my bed.  Reminds me of the state.  Sigh!!

21 comments:

  1. This is one of the most beautiful churches I've ever seen! Just love it!

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  2. You should try doing your own painting of the church. Solid, bold colors, clean lines.

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  3. Wonderful pic for your finale shot of the season spent in New Mexico! An enjoyable one for you and your readers I'm sure. Already looking forward to your next magical visit!

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  4. This is a wonderful photo of an entrancing church structure. I think you ought to enlarge this to poster size, frame it and hang it. Adorama.com in NYC does a great job and their prices are quite reasonable.

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  5. I believe deep in my heart that you will be back again soon. I love these shots and I think you should show us your painting.

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  6. What an unusual and beautiful Church!
    What is that white "thing" on the back of the building? Snow?
    I can't believe!

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  7. Karl, Yes, it is snow! Taos is in northern New Mexico, not too far from the Colorado border, and northern New Mexico, including Santa Fe, gets snow in the winter...a mile high remember! Doesn't normally stay long. The small photo is from my archives, taken during the winter months.

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  8. This is such a beautiful place and your painting is a wonderful reminder of your time there.

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  9. Great shots Kate and I can see why you like to visit.

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  10. What a marvellous example of Mexican architecture Kate..I'm sure the time will fly until you return to your beloved Santa Fe.

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  11. Great shots. What are the walls of the church made out of?

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. This is a classic adobe building and a very famous church!

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  12. Unique.
    Never seen anything like it.

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  13. Such a beautiful place :)
    Greetings

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  14. Merry Christmas! Best wishes for the New Year!

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  15. Really nice building from the times that people didn't need architects to build their buildings. Nice one

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