Sunday, February 11, 2024

Valdez, a snapshot of El Norte

Iglesia San Antonio, 1823

Iglesia San Antonio

Iglesia San Antonio

The Valdez Morada, a Penitente lay chapel

Between tax prep, an upcoming show, Sketches of Winter Revisited, and general frittering there’s been too little photography and even less writing of late. And it’s now been four trips to Santa Fe, mostly for art related missions in the past two weeks. Those trips are time eaters.

What I do have are shots from a recent photo safari to the village of Valdez which lies north of Des Montes in a lush valley below the Rim Road that connects Des Montes and Arroyo Seco. It’s the picture of rural Hispanic New Mexico. The tarmac alongside the morada winds half a mile to where it merges with the road to the Taos Ski Valley.

1 comment:

Blacks Crossing said...

It is a thing of beauty to see winter on display in your blog, highlighting the High Road to Taos. The star of today's set is The Valdez Morada, and it is great that you have been able to do some shooting, even with those time-gobbling trips to Santa Fe and tax prep in the mix. Muchas gracias!