Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Church Outside Taos







St. Francisco de Asis Mission Church was built four miles southwest of Taos between 1772 and 1816 by Franciscan fathers. It is the subject of several paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe and several photos by Ansel Adams. 


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12 comments:

  1. That is a very unique architecture!
    Great pics. Happy WW!

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  2. What a wonderful church build from clay.
    Best, Synnöve

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  3. A pesar de ser una construcción sencilla es impresionante y muy espiritual..
    saludos

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  4. A very simple church, nice architecture !

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  5. Very beautiful! These are great photos!

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  6. Where is Taos?

    The simple architecture is lovely and the colours are just gorgeous.

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    1. Taos is in the state of New Mexico, just north of Santa Fe. There's a lot of beautiful pueblo architecture there. This church is very old, and was in the process of being restored when we visited Taos last summer.

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  7. What a beautiful building, and lovely photos you took. Were you able to go inside? I'd be so curious!

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    1. I wanted to go inside, but the building was closed during reconstruction. Maybe it was the reconstruction or maybe it was the inclement weather, but we were the only visitors that afternoon, and that made for a peaceful stop there.

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  8. What an interesting church. I am planning to go to a Georgia O'Keeffe exhibition at the Tate Modern, so will see if I can spot it.

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  9. Beautiful! I love the architecture in Santa Fe & Taos. It's been 3 years since we were there and I'd love to return!

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