Our visit to Taos was only for a day and we commuted from our temporary base in Santa Fe. We also got sidetracked a bit on the drive over, so we spent very little time outside the Pueblo area. But we made of point of finding the famous San Francisco de Asis Mission Church (see photo in April 30th post). The area around the historic church has declined into a hodgepodge of tacky gift shops for tourists. (Why, oh why, does this happen so often?) We were solely interested in photographing unique scenes like this one of an old abandoned building, just a stone’s throw away from the mission. Can you imagine what stories this place could tell?
And nearby, we saw a simple view that dramatically captures the New Mexico spirit. I had seen photographic examples of this particular scene before. I was delighted to have accidentally discovered it and then recorded it for our own travel memories.