Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Truchas, Trampas, Ranchos De Taos, NM

Truchas, Trampas, Ranchos De Taos, NM. High Road photography convoy tour continued form my post a few days ago. It was a little too much editing to do all in one go. There is no order of importance or favorite, I posted these and the previous images in the order we discovered then. Enjoy! And thank you for joining me virtually here on my website. G

Truchas Mission Church
Tin roof with crosses, Truchas Mission Church on the High Road to Taos.


Gated door filigree Truchas
Gated door with metal work filigree, Truchas Mission Church.


Wooden cross, Morada, Truchas
Wooden cross with Penitente Morada, Truchas, NM


Window, Truchas Morada
Window at the Penitente Morada, Truchas.


Woodpile House roof Truchas
Wood pile as big as a house up to the roof in Truchas, NM


Steer on a Deer skulls, Truchas
Steer skull on a deer skull, on a ladder in Truchas, on the High Road to Taos.


Las Trampas church adobe wall
Las Trampas Church belfry seen peeking over the adobe entrance wall.


Las Trampas church
San Jose Church seen over the wooden gate in Las Trampas on the High Road to Taos.


Big doors Ranchos de Taos
Big doors on the St Francis Church, Ranchos de Taos.


10 thoughts on “Truchas, Trampas, Ranchos De Taos, NM”

  1. The wood pile keeps the people warm under the corrugated roof in Truchas. Nice juxtaposition!
    And the Big Doors on St Francis Church are the local equivalent of the front of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
    Thank you for savoring and sharing northern NM with us!
    Dan Shaffer

    • A man’s wealth is measured by the size of his wood pile. Did you spot the #7 shadow that appears on the big doors at the St. Francis church? Prominent at certain times of year. I wonder if Notre Dame can boast that. Thanks Dan. G

  2. Truchas, Trampas, and Rancho de Taos sounds like a law firm. 🙂 The least of these is wonderful, so this is quite a set. My favorites are the window and the ladder with the skull. Lovely toning throughout.

  3. When I photographed the skulls and ladder with you in 2014, it looked like they’d just been assembled. I made a nice painting of it.

    • At that time we were there on the photo tour they’d been reassembled. Once upon a time, they were in a nook behind the church, I think was when you saw them. I hope you are well CC. I still have the painting you gave me. Best wishes. G


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