Thursday, April 9, 2009
Laurie Zuckerman visited the Sanctuario de Chimayo in Northern New Mexico, northeast of Santa Fe during Spring Break. They now have regulations against photographing inside the churches, but it is still okay to photography outside in the courtyard below the church. Here are two shots of the wooden crucifix that is so laden with rosaries, petitions, and christmas lights, it is almost unrecognizable as a Christ. The last shot is of one of the cyclone fences surrounding the courtyard. The entire fence is threaded with handmade wooden crosses. The Sanctuario is a world famous shrine. Not to be missed!! It is my personal favorite place in New Mexico.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Laurie Zuckerman traveled to New Mexico in March in came across an historic ranch called Pueblo Bonito, just south of Mountaineer. This property built and designed by Pop Schaefer in the 1920s and 30s is listed on the National Historic Register of Places.
Laurie Zuckerman's March visit to New Mexico uncovered a classic folk art bottle tree in the middle of a remote area southeast of Albuquerque. But look carefully. Those aren't blue glass bottles as are typically seen in the South. Those are aluminum beer cans! Someone did a lot of drinking in order to construct this tree. Still it looks pretty good.