Magnificent peaks tower above the landscape of the desert floor in the foreground.
This is Shiprock Peak.
this beautiful sunrise. Then on to Four Corners.
|It seems Prairie Dogs will build their villages anywhere they like. This one is in the median strip of a four-lane highway. They seemed oblivious to the traffic on U.S. 64.|
|This sign reads: "In the late 11th century influence from Chaco Canyon, 45 miles from here, began to be felt at this site and the nearby Aztec Ruins National Monument. The Chacoans abandoned this large and well-built masonry pueblo by 1150, and shortly thereafter, Mesa Verde people reoccupied it for approximately fifty years." I found it very interesting that these adobe pueblos have survived for 900 years.|
A Chimney Rock lookalike
A rugged cliff
|When I left the "infamous" Route 126, I was treated to a view of these rock formations. I couldn't believe they were not painted. The red doesn't show as well here as it does live. VIVID!|
Another view of the red rocks
The capitol building in Santa Fe
The back side of the capitol
A Pueblo style adobe home
The tallest building I saw in Santa Fe
Another Pueblo style building
An adobe house
Santa Fe Mass Transit Association
|Many homes in Santa Fe are walled in with adobe walls like those above. In some cases the walls are right at the curb like the one on the left. Others have narrow cobblestone walks.|
|I especially liked the home on the left with the treed courtyard providing relief from the summer sun. The Church of San Miguel is the oldest church structure in the USA. It was built around 1610.|
San Miguel Church
A cobblestone walk
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