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There is much beauty in simplicity
- Dorothy Marie Elliott     
Exquisite example of Southwest Spanish American Architecture: San Francisco de Asis (St. Francis of Assisi) Ranco de Taos, New Mexico
San Francisco de Asis, Rancho de Taos, New Mexico
Marble sculpture of Saint Francis at the Southwest church of San Francisco de Asis, Ranco de Taos, New Mexico
San Francisco de Asis, Ranco de Taos, New Mexico
Penitente Morada at Abiquiu, New Mexico, a place of worship for the obscure and mysterious Hermanos Penitente (Brotherhood of the Penitent) of Southwestern America
 Penitente Morada, Abiquiu, New Mexico
"Going Home" -- an unofficial title given by this photographer to the bronze sculpture at the Southwestern Shrine at San Luis, Colorado
Going Home
Originally titled "...but not forgotten" this 100 year-old lone statue of Jesus, a typical spiritual icon of Southwest America, watches over an unknown grave at a cemetary in northeastern New Mexico
Divine Sentinel
 A sentinal of faith errected over the Church of Saint Francis (San Francisco de Asis)
The Economy
Prairie Railroad

St. Aloysius Church, Raton Pass, Co


Santa Fe Bicycle New Mexico
Adobe courtyard entrance to the Southwest Church of St. Francis
Church of St. Francis, Rancho de Taos, New Mexico

Intense colors typical of much Southwest Architecture, Santa Fe, New Mexico Santa Fe Door, New Mexico

Off-mainstream art -- expressions often seen in the iconoclast culture of the Southwest
Granade & Hydrant, New Mexico

San Miguel Chapel, Santa Fe
Southwest impressionist rendering of angel in bronze, St. Francis Church, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Bronze Sculpture, Church of Saint Francis, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Inquisitive little girl and Southwest American architecture, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Girl In Santa Fe Window
Stained glass of the Southwest, rendered in toned black & white, St. Francis Church, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Solo y Triste Cruz


Southwest Church at Arroyo Seco, New Mexico Arroyo Seco, New Mexico Sculpted curves of San Francisco de Asis
Church of St. Francis of Assisi
Burned surreal drought scene of old Southwest barn, northeastern New Mexico
 New Mexico Surrealistic

Toned black & white detail of cross at Southwest American church at Arroyo Seco
Cross Detail Arroyo Seco, New Mexico


 Detail of two of three crosses erected over San Francisco de Asis, Rancho de Taos, New Mexico
Dos Cruces

Old prairie windmill in the Southwestern American plains of New Mexico
 Prarie Windmill, New Mexico
An image of the textured desert rock of Southwestern America with Fall colors of the native flora. Desert Twig

Remnant of a partially restored artifact of Southwest American pottery, and the Fall colors of New Mexico flora
After The Fall
Called "The White Place" this scenic natural chalk sculpture was once depicted in a painting by renowned Southwest artist, Georgia O'Keeffe
The White Place (La Plaza Blanca), New Mexico
Granite sculpture of St. Francis and child at the Southwest Colorado shrine at San Luis
Monk & Child, San Luis Shrine, Colorado

Fall colors of mountain aspens, high above the Southwest city of Taos, New Mexico
Aspen Fire
Western view of the Southwest Spanish American church, St. Francis of Assisi. This perspective was depicted in the painting "Ranchos Church" by Georgia O'Keeffe
San Francisco de Asis, Rancho de Taos, New Mexico