Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Tag: High Road to Taos

New Mexico Culture, Las Trampas Church

New Mexico Culture, Las Trampas Church, San José de Gracia on the High Road to Taos. A continual restoration and mudding project. One of the most beautiful and possibly the most authentic adobe mission churches in all of New Mexico. I visit this location about half a dozen times a month and I always see something new. I am always glad to see how many people get out of their vehicles to gaze on and explore this historic building. I am surprised to see how many people cruise into the parking lot, point their cameras out of the car window, and drive away having bagged another location on the bucket list. I am evening more surprised how many people pull into the parking area and leave, experiencing no further encounter with this New Mexico cultural icon, on the historic mountain highway route to Taos. Ah well… each to their own. Thanks for looking. G

New Mexico Culture San Jose de Gracia Church

Here’s another view from 2016

Some more information on the San José de Gracia Church

In The Winter Aspens

In the winter aspens on the high road to Taos, New Mexico. Before golden hour; before dawn, in the waking twilight, the winter aspens breathe in the darkness. Thanks for looking. G

In the winter aspens


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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