June 9, 2011

Timeless Taos - Church Doors


I see that some of you are fans of those gorgeous doors on the San Geronimo Church! Here is a close-up for you! 

If you do a web search, you will find that there are many pictures available online of this historic church in the Taos Pueblo. Over the years, it has been a favorite subject by artists and photographers alike. But web images that reveal the close-up character of the church’s twin front doors are not that common. The pine foundation is embellished with carvings, obviously scooped with hand tools. Then stacked wooden trim is artfully arranged to form decorated crosses. Briefly pausing to step inside, one can’t help but also notice the stately iron hardware, admire the beauty created by regional craftsmen, and wonder about the rich history of everyone who has visited and worshiped at this holy place.

10 comments:

  1. Wow! That's a beautiful door!!

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  2. Each day gets better and better with the doors. I love them. Thank you so much for sharing your trip with us.

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  3. Wow! Just Gorgeous!!! Amazing!

    Tammy

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  4. Just amazing! The work is so perfect, and the picture to crisp that you'd think this was a hand-drawn or painted picture! Absolutely gorgeous! Great shot, Donna!

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  5. Even more beautiful close up!

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  6. That is one amazingly gorgeous door

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  7. Saw this after you Tweeted...LOVE it! I'll Never learn...but I keep trying!
    Gorgeous!
    hughugs

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