Taos, New Mexico – Day 8

The motorhome is currently parked at the Fraternal Order Of Eagles Airee #3849. I expect to be here for a few more days.

I took the Bronco and drove about six miles to Taos Pueblo. From their website…

Taos Pueblo is the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. The multi-storied adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years

You may view the entire website by clicking this link…

Some notes about my visit…

There is no electricity or running water here. The Indian women get water from the stream running through the pueblo in clay pots. Some doors are painted in according with an old Spanish curiosity custom. The color blue is to ward off the evil spirits. The color red is to welcome the good spirits. There is no photography allowed inside of the church.

The day was a brilliant sunshine and I was there at high noon. The absolute worst conditions for photography. This creates harsh contrasty shadows and combined with the abundant sandstone adobe color provided photos that had a washed-out appearance. Most unappealing!!

Fortunately I shot some duplicate photos in the watercolor mode. While making each photo appear as a watercolor painting, it also provided a photo with softer shadows and more pleasing colors.  I really like the watercolor mode for old structures, I hope you do as well…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

Enjoying interesting historical sites is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

You can read all about the Taos Pueblo by clicking this Wikipedia link…

If you have not checked out my new Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2012
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