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Las Trampas Grave Marker, On The High Road To Taos

Las Trampas grave marker, on the High Road to Taos Historical grave marker in Las Trampas at the San Jose de Gracia Church on the High Road to Taos, New Mexico. The top decoration has since vanished. I’ve added a link below to an Ansel Adams image of the same grave marker entitled “Grave Railing, Las Trampas Church, N.M., c. 1958. Thanks for looking. G

Las Trampas grave marker, on the High Road to Taos

Link to Ansel Adams image of the same cross


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Chevrolet On The High Road To Taos

Chevrolet on the High Road to Taos northern New Mexico. We guessed a 1950-51. Any advances on the year? It’s yours for $5000, rodents and other sundry tenants included! Thanks for looking. G

Chevrolet on the High Road to Taos

Art Studio In Dixon New Mexico

Art studio in Dixon, NM. Dixon, the home of one of the original studio tours in New Mexico. I visit Dixon often. Some days it remains the sleepy little village where the Rio Grande Valley meets the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Other days it collides with the light and colors that so represent New Mexico. Simplicity on the High Road to Taos cutoff. Thanks for looking. G

Art studio in Dixon New Mexico

Las Trampas Church On The High Road To Taos

Las Trampas grave marker at the San José de Gracia church on the High Road to Taos, framed through a piece of random barbed wire. Thanks for looking. G

Las Trampas Church On The High Road To Taos

High Road To Taos Homestead

High road to Taos homestead. Sometimes it’s just about something tickling the funny bone, like this house for example. They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. Are windows the eyes to the heart of the home? This house appears to be peeking out through a mask back at us! Thanks for looking. G

High road to Taos homestead

Barn Wood Door In The High Country

Barn wood door in the high country. On a cloudy day colors pop and even more so on grey, weather worn, barn wood where the many coats of paint are revealed like peeling back the layers of history. Thanks for looking. G

Barn door in the high country

Truchas Mission Church, NM

White cross on the old Truchas Mission Church … Nuestra Señora del Sagrado Rosario in Truchas, NM. It’s always a pleasure to visit this beautifully restored and maintained, architectural gem on the high road to Taos. Thanks for looking. G

Truchas Mission Church, NM

Here are a few links to images of this church on the high road to Taos, in my archives.

https://geraintsmith.com/potd/pages/archive/december_14/december_31_14.html

https://geraintsmith.com/potd/pages/archive/july_14/july_21_14.html

https://geraintsmith.com/potd/pages/archive/february_12/feb_24_12.html

https://geraintsmith.com/potd/pages/archive/june_14/june_04_14.html

Truchas Adobe Home

Truchas adobe home on the high road to Taos in northern New Mexico. One more in the “remnants of authenticity” series. Nothing that says New Mexico like exposed adobe and a tin roof. Thanks for looking. G

Truchas Adobe home

Church Of “Sagrado Corazón De Jesus” Rio Lucio

The Church of “Sagrado Corazón De Jesus” Rio Lucio on the High Road to Taos. A chapel, a trailer home, a couple of classic cars, and an extra cross for good measure. When driving the High Road to Taos from Santa Fe, scenes like this abound in the villages and hamlets in the Sangre de Cristo mountains of northern New Mexico. Many of these places are slowly becoming gentrified, torn down or replaced. I spend a lot of time on the road, these days, making images of the more authentic architecture and places in northern New Mexico. Looking back in the archives many of the images I’m coming across depict places already gone. This little church still stands, in it’s simplicity, a reminder of trips I’ve made many times during the last thirty five years. Looking forward to many more. Thanks for looking. G

Church of “Sagrado Corazón De Jesus” Rio Lucio

The Mane Thing On The High Road To Taos

The mane thing on the High Road to Taos. As in … I can’t help myself. I see a horse and I have to make an image of it’s mane. I get a portrait of the horse, of course, but invariably I drift over it’s back to it’s mane. This is where it’s soul resides for me. I often stare for ages at this place. I’ve added a couple of links below to images from other encounters. Thanks for looking. G

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https://geraintsmith.com/potd/pages/archive/february_12/feb_03_12.html

https://geraintsmith.com/potd/pages/archive/october_12/oct_30_12.html