Sunday, June 17, 2012
Monhegan Island is a rocky speck 12 miles off the Maine coast. It measures just 1.75 miles long and .75 mile across. There are no automobiles allowed. You can't even bring a bicycle.
While the island’s 75 full time residents are lobstermen, Monhegan is most famous as an art colony; one that became prominent in the 1890s and remains so today. Like northern New Mexico, Monhegan boasts magic light that has inspired generations of artists including Edward Hopper, Rockwell Kent and Jamie Wyeth.
The island’s lighthouse sits at the height of land. I photographed it as the sun disappeared beneath the horizon behind me. The white clapboards of the adjacent buildings seem to glow against the darkening sky.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
To get to this garden spot head east from Twenty Nine Palms on Highway 62 heading to Parker, Arizona. I do not recommend July.
Sunday, June 03, 2012
Even the smallest settlements in northern New Mexico boast a Catholic church. Shown here are the adobe churches in Golondrinas and Watrous. Services are offered every few weeks when a circuit riding priest passes through. This is Spanish land grant country where nearly everybody descends from the Conquistadors and Los Archuletas, Medinas, Gallegos, Torres and Cordovas seem to populate every community.
Not far from Watrous grasslands roll toward the Sangre de
Cristos and the land heaves up to 13,000 feet at its highest point. State
Road 161 winds through fertile pasture land past alpine lakes and tiny villages
before joining Highway 518 and its abrupt ascent near Holman.
|Highway 161 Westbound|
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