Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday Stills (Churches & Graveyards 02/20/11)

This week's Sunday Stills challenge is churches and graveyards. I could go on and on but here are my choices...

The old chapel at Ft. Stanton, New Mexico.

In the Pueblo of Laguna, the church is the best kept and highest placed building of the village.
The old San Miguel Mission Chapel in Santa Fe built in the 1600's, believed to be the oldest adobe church in the US. It has been repaired and rebuilt numerous times but the original walls are still standing within.
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The Old San Ysidro church in Corrales. One year, Lisa, her daughter, and I helped "mud" a courtyard wall on Mudder's Day. See here for my post.
 
 I'm not sure of the name of this church but it's in the middle of nowhere, on a hill.

Here's an interesting gravestone in an old graveyard in Santa Fe.

You can rest in peace here (pillow included).

These are the ruins of the Salinas Pueblo mission at Quarai. See here for more info.

I thought this photograph taken in Denver showing an old church versus the new architecture made an interesting shot.

Here's a sad tribute at the Basilica of San Albino in Mesilla.

Doesn't everyone go letterboxing at a cemetery?

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10 comments:

Dan and Betty Cooksey said...

Very nice photos and the one about the aborted babies is especially touching.

Thanks for sharing.

Dan

Shirley said...

Very nice old churches.The one contrasting architecture really makes a statement; I must say I like the church better! Can't say as I've ever seen a pillow in a graveyard....
The headstone for the aborted babies is very similar to the one at our church; I didn't think to photograph it.

Dunappy said...

That church in the rocks in the middle of now where looks like the one on the western edge of the Acoma reservation. It's just south of the interstate around the McCarty's exit.

achieve1dream said...

Very nice. I like the pillow. :)

Ed said...

Very cool, you and Lisa have the best old southwest churches..great shots..:-)

Fantastyk Voyager said...

DunAppy, yes that's it! I wanted to say that it was at Acoma but I wasn't sure.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Some really great selection of photos. I really enjoyed the good memories, too :)

~Lisa

dibear said...

I love the old churches of New Mexico, and their history. :)

Devin Greaney said...

i love the Southwest... which sounds strange coming from a Memphian!!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Beautiful colors in the photo of the ruins..it seems a peaceful place:)