Weekly Photo Challenge – Nostalgic

Pueblo Living

Pueblo Living

For this week’s challenge, I chose a photo that I took yesterday of the Taos Pueblo. A Unesco World Heritage site, this group of one thousand year old buildings nestled at the base of the sacred Taos Mountain is an active cultural center. Members of the Taos Pueblo maintain their ancestral homes and most stay here for ceremonial days and some live here full time. I chose this shot for “nostalgic” because this place represents both the times gone by as well as an active life for the indigenous people of this region. It is a very special place with a powerful sense of history and living energy.

For more information about the Taos Pueblo, click here

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41 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Nostalgic

  1. vastlycurious.com says:

    Beautiful! I would love to see that in person Cathy!

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  2. The colors are so vivid and beautiful. I haven’t been to Taos, but have seen similar ruins and buildings in AZ. There is something very spiritually powerful about being there… These are stunning.

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  3. Angie says:

    This is so interesting! I love the vivid blue doors.

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  4. Carrie Rubin says:

    Love the blue doors and window frames!

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  5. I had no idea that people still lived in the pueblos. Fascinating. Great photo, and thanks for the links to more info, Cathy!

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      You might really like to read about the history of the Taos Pueblo, Weebs. Their history with regards to the Spanish and the U.S is quite tumultuous. And they were one of the first tribes ever to succeed in getting sacred tribal lands back from the Forest Service (Blue Lake). They’re wonderful people – I really enjoyed meeting and talking with several of them on our visit.

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  6. Gorgeous colors, gorgeous sky, and all matchy-matchy to boot! I would move there if they had air conditioning, but they’re probably too cool for that. 🙂

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      They don’t need AC, Jennifer. The walls of these structures are made of mud and straw bricks that are two feet thick. Think: high-rise root cellar! They’re amazingly cool inside

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  7. ShimonZ says:

    You picked a good picture for the subject as far as I’m concerned. I visited the states during the 60s, and spent quite some time there. It was a great trip, very romantic and full of discovery. And I remember Taos and Santa Fe as places where I met a lot of good people , and learned a lot of new things. I have very good memories of that time.

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      I’m so glad this post reminded you of your trip to the Southwest, U.S. I feel so blessed to live close enough to visit Taos and Santa Fe from time-to-time as they’re only a short day’s drive from my home. Great that it sparked some nostalgia for you, Shimon!

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  9. Great shot! I suspect the Taos Pueblo is much cooler than my A/C-less sweat lodge here in Gotham City, Cathy. Did you get to go inside? If so, what was that like?

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  12. aFrankAngle says:

    A prime example of two of the key colors of southwestern art, which are reasons why I enjoy it!

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thanks, Frank, I so agree. And they’re complimentary on the color wheel, which means that when they’re placed together in a photo or painting, they both feel intensified (but you probably knew that!). 🙂

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  13. unfetteredbs says:

    I love the way you infuse us with interesting facts, your world and your beautiful photography.

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  14. Bastet says:

    Love these colors and the doors are so brilliant…I find it interesting that in North Africa…bright blue is often used…for them it is about good luck.

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  16. seabluelee says:

    I’ve never been to Taos and I think I need to go! That blue-painted trim just vibrates against the red ochre adobe – and perfectly matches the mountains in the background. A stunning image!

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thanks, Lee. You would love Taos, and all of New Mexico for that matter. I have always maintained that the light there is different and more beautiful than anywhere else I’ve ever been. A photographer’s dream! Yes, I love the complimentary colors in this shot. I’ll be posting a few more soon.

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  17. Lady Lovely says:

    This is so beautiful Cathy. I can’t stop looking at it!

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  18. clumsyfool says:

    Fascinating and beautiful!

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Another shot of the Taos Pueblo. It’s a very photogenic and ancient place. Not as ancient as the places you’re visiting this week, but ancient for North America! Thank you!

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