Wednesday, June 22, 2011
San Francisco de Asis Mission Church
We had a wonderful time exploring Taos, New Mexico! This mission was built over a period of years, 1772-1815 by Franciscan Fathers. It was the subject of four paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe, and photographs by Ansel Adams and Paul Strand. Georgia O'Keeffe described it as, "one of the most beautiful buildings left in the United States by the early Spaniards."
We visited after dinner, as the sun was beginning to go down. The lighting was not quite what I had hoped.
Real adobe - how cool!
The doors - so welcoming!
The water drains from the roof into little pools.
We loved the blue against the adobe, if we had one we think we would use it.