Adobe Route, Free Climbing Pigeons

Adobe Route, Free Climbing Pigeons. “I got this… I got this!” at the St. Francis Church Ranchos de Taos, NM. I’m guessing here… perhaps they were eating seeds they discovered in the mud or bits of gravel for their crop. One thing I’m certain about, as I watched them work their way up the building, flying would have been the easier route to take. Thanks for looking. G

Adobe route pigeons on adobe buttress saint francis church ranchos de taos

Old Martina’s Hall

Old Martina’s Hall, Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico. A play on words: Old Martinez Hall now Old Martina’s Hall. Martina being the new owner. I’ve driven by this building for a while now and the sculptural lines have always fascinated me. In the past, I’ve made images of the “Old Martinez Hall” and purchased beer at the now defunct drive up liquor window before the state rightfully banned drive up liquor  windows. On this occasion, I can safely say, it was the snow accentuating the sculptured form of the building that caught my eye as I drove past. Thanks for looking. G

Old Martina's Hall, snow on the stairs at the old Martinas Hall, ranchos de taos, nm

Pilar, New Mexico

Homestead in Pilar NM. This is a fairly recent image although it looks like time stood still at the end of the last century and we happened upon it via a time travel machine. Very much of New Mexico looks a lot like this. Pilar is a vibrant hamlet on the banks of the Rio Grande twenty minutes south of Taos. There are resident artists, bald and golden eagles, beaver, otter and river rafting outfits. Come and visit sometime. Thanks for looking. Oh! … the cross shaped structure is one end of a washing line.

an old homestead in Pilar NM

Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire, England

The Cellarium at Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire in the north of England. Flash back to October, 2013.  “Fountains Abbey near Ripon, was founded in 1132 by 13 Benedictine Monks. It became one of the largest, richest and the most influential Cistercian abbeys in Britain.” Read more here on the BBC

fountains abbey yorkshire, UK

Here’s another view of the “Cellarium”

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