Yesterday I showed some pictures of Taos’ natural beauty. Today I wanted to focus on the town and architecture that make this city unique. One of my favorite excursions was with my room-mate to visit St. Francis of Assisi Church.
Construction of this church commenced in 1772 – I think this was the first time I’ve seen a structure that pre-dated the Revolution! A fine example of adobe architecture, it has inspired among the most artistic renderings of any building in the US. You can see photos of the beautiful interior on wikipedia.
My friends and I spent one afternoon in historic Taos. The town is filled with beautiful carved doors like this one. They are amazing!
While there we were able to walk around Kit Carson’s home and adjacent cemetery where he and his family are buried.
We also were able to see the cemetery at the Pueblo reservation, along with the ruins of the original church, San Geronimo de Taos. This bell tower is the only surviving piece of the church, built in 1620s.
And lastly, here are a few pictures of the hotel and conference center that hosted the symposia. The buildings are beautiful adobe as well. This is a view overlooking the courtyard.
Blessings to you,