Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Tag: Architecture

Truchas, Trampas, Ranchos De Taos, NM

Truchas, Trampas, Ranchos De Taos, NM. High Road photography convoy tour continued form my post a few days ago. It was a little too much editing to do all in one go. There is no order of importance or favorite, I posted these and the previous images in the order we discovered then. Enjoy! And thank you for joining me virtually here on my website. G

Truchas Mission Church
Tin roof with crosses, Truchas Mission Church on the High Road to Taos.


Gated door filigree Truchas
Gated door with metal work filigree, Truchas Mission Church.


Wooden cross, Morada, Truchas
Wooden cross with Penitente Morada, Truchas, NM


Window, Truchas Morada
Window at the Penitente Morada, Truchas.


Woodpile House roof Truchas
Wood pile as big as a house up to the roof in Truchas, NM


Steer on a Deer skulls, Truchas
Steer skull on a deer skull, on a ladder in Truchas, on the High Road to Taos.


Las Trampas church adobe wall
Las Trampas Church belfry seen peeking over the adobe entrance wall.


Las Trampas church
San Jose Church seen over the wooden gate in Las Trampas on the High Road to Taos.


Big doors Ranchos de Taos
Big doors on the St Francis Church, Ranchos de Taos.


Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado. Cliff Palace is one of many large structures in the national park. The first image is a close up of some of the reconstructed buildings in Cliff Palace. The second image is of the whole structure. If you’ve been to Mesa Verde you know what an amazing place it is. If you haven’t been, I recommend a visit… when you can! Thanks for looking. G

Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado.

Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde, Colorado.


Dance Hall, Petaca, New Mexico

Dance Hall (formerly), in Petaca, New Mexico. It is now part of a residence of a sweet lady I met who has a long history here. She also had plenty of time to share that history with me on her way out to put gas in her pickup truck. As you can imagine there’s a lot of history that this 83 year old woman could share. In brief she told me, her family lived close by and that she was grateful for that.  Thanks for looking. G

Dance Hall (formerly), in Petaca, New Mexico.

Doorways, Las Vegas, New Mexico

Doorways, in the old town of Las Vegas, New Mexico. There’s not much use for a level, square or plumb-bob in New Mexico. If there were, then the whole state just wouldn’t look right. Charm, it is what it is. Thanks for looking. G

Doorways, Las Vegas, New Mexico.

Snow White, Blue, Blanca, Colorado

Snow white and blue, in the town of Blanca, Colorado. That’s about all I can say on this shot, except, I liked the organic shape of undulations in the snow set against the rigid lines of the door. Thanks for looking. G

Snow White, Blue, Blanca, Colorado

White House, Petaca, New Mexico

White House, Petaca, northern New Mexico, on the backroads of rural New Mexico surrounded by miles and miles of piñon pine and juniper hills. As the saying goes, “it’s not the middle of nowhere, but you can see it from here”. Then we come across this scene. A half block long, white-washed building, in a hamlet where people stop their cars and say “hello” as we make images of the house, shining under a deep blue, only in New Mexico, sky. Thanks for looking. G


Stairway To No Where

Stairway to no where… well, it went to the second floor at a gallery in Santa Fe. Pulled from the archives, the physical source of the stairs in this image elude me. Enjoy, and as always, thanks for looking. G

Stairway To No Where ... well almost

La Capilla De Nuestra Senora Del Carmen, NM

La Capilla De Nuestra Senora Del Carmen, Llano Quemado, Taos, NM. Last light fading on this iconic chapel lights up the belfry and cross. It is a beautiful piece of New Mexico architecture, representing a culture that extends back before the pilgrims landed. There’s the church of San Miguel in Santa Fe, seventy miles south of Taos, with the date of 1610 carved in a ceiling beam. Thanks for looking. G

La Capilla De Nuestra Senora Del Carmen, NM

Tucumcari, Orange With Pots

Tucumcari building facade orange with flower pots. What can I say? This one is from a couple of springs ago. It is a little spring like, but would also pass for Thanksgiving decor. I feel sure the flowers and the wreath will last. Thanks for looking. G

Tucumcari, Orange With Pots

Holy Trinity Church Arroyo Seco, NM

Holy Trinity Church, Arroyo Seco, NM. A photo tour today to Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch, was a lot of fun and many images. This image I made of the church in Arroyo Seco from a photo tour earlier this month jumped out of the files archive and seemed to say … “choose me” … so I did. Thanks for looking. G

Arroyo Seco church