Sunday, March 9, 2014

A famous church and family


Anyone interested in New Mexico and art will recognize the frequently photographed church of St. Francisco de Asis in Ranchos de Taos because it has been made famous by Georgia O'Keffee in her painting. Interestingly, the front of the church faces away from the street, but the rear is the one most painted and photographed by admirers.  Since it is lent in the Catholic Church calendar, I thought I'd add one of the statues on the outside of the church.  Check out the necklace on baby Jesus!




12 comments:

  1. I wonder why the front of the church does not face the street. I'm sure there must be a reason.

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  2. Looks to be a classic Santa Fe church.

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  3. I do have a photograph of this church and it seems it was built to face part of the Santa Fe Trail
    You have so many wonderful day trip options from where you are!

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  4. That has to be one of my favorite Georgia O'Keeffe paintings.

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  5. In this case one can enter the front door from the back and nobody will know you've gone to church!

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  6. Maybe the front is away from the street to create a sence of seclusion and intimacy.

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  7. Very nice captures! Exceptionally so of the statue.

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  8. Isn't it funny sometimes how tourists don't check out the whole scene?

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  9. It's a beautiful church, and feels very much at home in that environment.

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  10. It's beautiful at Christmas Eve.

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  11. It's exactly as I would a church in Santa Fe to look Kate, beautiful in it's simplicity.. would be wonderful to see on Christmas Eve as Randy mentioned above. The turquoise necklace seems right at home against the white marble.

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