Friday, September 23, 2011

Saint Francis Cathedral

This picture is of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi. but is well known as Saint Francis Cathedral.
This church was built in the late 1880s. The Cathedral is in Downtown Santa Fe and is set beautifully in the surrounding area by adobe buildings.
The church is very well maintained and very beautiful inside. I was able to spend several hours taking photos (No flash allowed). You can read more about this church here

Memphis & Arkansas Bridge

Memphis & Arkansas Bridge

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The picture was taken along route 66 during our trip to New Mexico. The car looks like it has been there some time and has had multiple people taken their shot at painting something on the car. Creating art, by many motorists passing by. Sure someone could start putting big X's or the hearts and names etc.. but no, it looks like people took their turns in this car in the desert.

Фотографии, которые были сделаны по дороге в Нью-Мексико вдоль знаменитой route66. 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Church Chimayo

Chimayó is located 40 miles south of Taos and 24 miles northeast of Santa Fe, about ten miles east of Espanola in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Believed to be built on sacred earth with miraculous healing powers.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Photo taken in Santa Fe, NM of horses out in the pasture of my friends home. Horses are a challenge as they do move and do not understand commands coming from a photographer. But to make it worse, this pasture covered an area of about 20 acres, so yes I too was tired!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Santa Fe. Loretto Chapel

Photos from our recent trip to Santa Fe, NM. These are of Loretto Chapel which has the Miraculous Staircase. This staircase has a mystery to it has it is said to be built without nails by a carpenter who showed up after the sisters of the chapel prayed for 9 days. It took several months to be built by this carpenter who then left without pay and could not be found. The sisters believe it was St. Joseph himself that built the staircase and answered their prayers.

Фото из Санта-Фе Loretto Chapel. Лоретто знаменита своей необычной историей спиральной лестницы.  Когда построили часовню, вдруг выяснилось, что на хоры (второй этаж) забыли запланировать лестницу. Поскольку часовня сама по себе здание небольшое, то обычная лестница заняла бы половину помещения для молитвы.   Заказавшим строительство монашкам (Sisters of Loretto) ничего не оставалось, кроме как молиться. Через какое-то время к церкви подъехал пожилой мужчина на осле и предложил им сделать спиральную лестницу. Лестница получилась невероятной. Она не опиралась ни на что, кроме пола и места входа на второй этаж. При этом она невероятно прочна: практические на каждой ступеньке лестницы стояла женщина из хора! Монашки посчитали, что лестница эта была построена тем самым Плотником - Св. Иосифом. Кстати, современные исследования показали, что в 1873 в магазинах Санта Фе не продавались породы деревьев, использованные плотником. Более того, они не встречаются в штате Нью Мексико.

Photoshoot with Mariah and Anthony