Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Tag: Gate

Ranch Gate, Steer Skull, Galisteo, NM

Ranch gate with steer skull, Galisteo, New Mexico. Slightly off the beaten path, but easy to spot if you like to wander around the old dirt streets. I first visited Galisteo in 1984, returning in 1985 and staying at the then Galisteo Inn for a few days. There was plenty of time to explore and wander with my camera and to make some images for my first photography exhibit “New Mexico: First Impressions” at Artworks Gallery, Pasadena, 1986. I’ve been hooked on New Mexico ever since. Thanks for looking. G

Ranch gate with steer skull, Galisteo, New Mexico.

Gate But No Fence … Yet

Gate but no fence … yet, in the village of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. There’s a beautiful little acequia runs through this property just behind the gate. I can just discern the outline of it. While I was taking the picture, the owner emerged from his home with and inquisitive, watchful, eye from behind the screen door. I told him, “We are admiring your gate, and can’t wait to see the fence!” He was amiable regarding our curiosity. I think he is proud of the gate and chained it to the posts so no one will steal it. Good luck to anyone who tries it. Or it, the gate, being made of mostly steel was, in all probability, holding up the posts.  Image filed under local oddities. Thanks for looking. G

Gate But No Fence ... Yet Arroyo Hondo