Days long gone. A store front in Mora New Mexico. Coke, Cigarettes, Phone, and EBT cards accepted. I made this image in February, 2006 when these signs left you knowing in no uncertain terms what you could get for your money … or EBT cards at this location. Since then the building has a new coat of stucco, no phone for sure, but I can’t vouch for cigarettes and coke or whether they still accept EBT cards.
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
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
Here’s another view of the “Cellarium”
Holy Trinity Church is close to my Fine Art Gallery in Arroyo Seco, NM. I often make the twenty yard stroll to see how the light looks on this historic adobe building. Sometimes it’s an intense afternoon glow under the New Mexico sun, or in this case, the belfry and branches are stark against the sky on a winter’s day. Not a problem! Tomorrow, I’ll take another stroll around the corner to see what’s happening in the neighborhood. New Mexico almost always surprises me when I least expect it. Come and visit! Thanks for looking. Click here for another image of this building.
Drink Eat in air conditioned luxury. This establishment in Carrizozo, NM was open when I first made images back in the late 1990’s. I made this image a couple of years ago on a visit there. It still has an attraction for me even in its current state of abandonment, sans the AC. Update. It has been gussied up since I made this image. Thanks for looking. G