Friday, September 11, 2009


I got up this morning and after breakfast at the B&B, I drove south of town to the beautiful St. Francis de Assiz church where I took lots of pics, wishing I had more than a point and shoot. There was a funeral, so it took some time to get pics, because of course I waited until everyone had gone. The church itself is so beautiful; it should be on an acre of land by itself, but instead it's surrounded by unattractive buildings and a sea of cars. It must have been something to see when it stood by itself, rising up out of the land with its 14' deep adobe walls and the unadorned crosses on the top. The lines are so beautiful. I'll post pics when I get back.

I intended to drive to Santa Fe after taking pics of the church, but I discovered I'd left my extra camera batteries in my room, so I drove back to the B&B. Then it started to rain, so I decided to stay in Taos for the day. I had lunch at a little place near my B&B called Pizza Out Back: a slice of good pizza and an ice cold Corona with lime. The place reminded me a little of Aspen in the early 70's, before it got glitzy.

After lunch I went in search of a massage, or "muh-shajjjj" as the X-man pronounces it, but I had no luck. Maybe tomorrow. So I drove back to St. Francis de Assiz where I took more pics in the beautiful light created by the grey, overcast sky. Just as I was finishing up, guests began to arrive for an evening wedding. Sooooo...a funeral in the morning, followed by a wedding in late afternoon at this beautiful old church. I like that.


brooke said...

very happy birthday! can't wait to see your photos.

Theresa Williams said...

I really enjoyed the Millicent Rogers museum when I was in Taos. It was the first thing we did when we got there. And of course I went to the Pueblo at Taos. I look forward to your church photos. I'd have loved to be in Taos in the rain. Oh happy birthday: imagine a funeral and a wedding on the same day in the same church and on your birthday!

Chris said...

Can't wait to see the pictures, point and shoot or not.