Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Tag: High Road to Taos

Talpa Chapel, Black Cross, Clouds, Sky

Talpa Chapel, Black Cross, Clouds, Sky. The chapel of Nuestra Señora de San Juan de los Lagos Talpa, New Mexico. Thirty five years ago I used to live very near to this chapel and was able to hear the bell ring for various masses and feast days. I heard similar sounding bells in many small European villages. We are not that distant from our cousins, I can hear it in the bells. Tomorrow I’m heading up the high road to Taos. A photo tour trip on the high road was guaranteed at least 6 times a month before Covid 19. Tomorrow will be my first trip on the high road since the first week of March this year. I’m looking forward to slightly cooler temperatures and fresh mountain air. I’ll drop in at this location for old times sake. Thank you for looking. G

Talpa Chapel, Black Cross, Clouds, Sky

Tin Roof, Truchas, High Road To Taos, NM

Tin roof, in the village of Truchas on the High Road to Taos, NM, juxtaposed with the mission church belfry. The roof and building are gone, but the church of Nuestra Señora del Sagrado Rosario remains, beautifully intact and restored. Truchas is a regular stop on the High Road to Taos photography tour. The town and it’s surroundings are the filming location for Robert Redford’s movie of the John Nichol’s book, “Milagro Beanfield War.” Thanks for looking. G

Tin roof, Truchas on the High Road to Taos

Church of San Jose de Gracia de Las Trampas

Church of San Jose de Gracia de Las Trampas on the high road to Taos. Also known as the Church of Santo Tomas Del Rio de Las Trampas, is one of the most beautiful adobe mission churches in all of New Mexico in my humble opinion. Thanks for looking. G

San Jose de Gracia de Las Trampas

Adobe Shed, Cloud, Llano de San Juan, NM

Adobe shed and cloud in Llano de San Juan, NM. Along the High Road to Taos and many other areas of New Mexico, there are many of these random buildings. The new doors signify, perhaps, a restoration project. Next door to this building is the former Llano Post Office, zip code, 87543. That’s another post on another day. Thanks for looking. G

Adobe shed and cloud in Llano de San Juan, NM.

Building Colors, High Road To Taos, NM

Building colors, just off the High Road to Taos, NM. I’ve always enjoyed this building when I’ve visited here in the past but on this day, unlike other days, I decided to make an image. I think the snow helped my decision by reflecting some nice fill light on to the scene making the grey tones and turquoise color pop. I actually don’t mind the decrepit nature of the shot. It’s very New Mexico for sure. Thanks for looking. G

Building colors, just off the High Road to Taos, NM.

Pinto Pony, Llano De San Juan, New Mexico

Pinto pony, Llano De San Juan, New Mexico. Just off the High road to Taos, out of Peñasco is the hamlet of Llano. It is a favorite stop on the High road to Taos photo tour. This pinto/paint was the warmest looking creature around. Suffice to say, as we descended Highway 518 into Taos, the temperatures warmed up resulting in yesterdays photo of the day. Thanks for looking. G

Pinto pony, Llano De San Juan, New Mexico.

Paint Patina, Truchas, New Mexico

Paint patina, barn doors in Truchas, on the High Road to Taos, New Mexico. Many years ago I drove through Truchas when Robert Redford was filming the Milagro Beanfield War. This magical location still exudes the authenticity that is New Mexico. Thanks for looking. G

Paint patina, Truchas, New Mexico

 

High Road Shadows, Truchas, NM

High Road Shadows, Truchas, NM. On the High Road to Taos is the mountain town of Truchas, New Mexico where Robert Redford made the movie “Milagro Beanfield War” from the book of the same name by Taos author, John Nichols. John very graciously wrote the foreword in my book for which I will always be grateful. Thank you John, and thanks for looking. G

High Road Shadows, Truchas, NM

Roofing, Accidental Art, High Road To Taos

Roofing, accidental art on the High Road to Taos in the Sangre de Cristo mountains of northern New Mexico. Digging deeper into the archives I’m finding I have a whole body of work of “accidental art” made around Taos County and the wider area in general. Stay tuned and thanks for looking. G

Roofing, accidental art on the High Road to Taos

Born In A Barn, High Road To Taos

Born in a barn on the High Road to Taos. I’ll keep it short for the next few days. Stay tuned for a change of scenery. But I have to say, the “key lime pie” at the Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas NM is delicious. It probably wont be the last piece over the next few days. Thanks for looking. G

Born In A Barn, High Road To Taos