Sunday, 17 July 2011

Pecos National Historical Monument

What a remarkable place!  This adobe sits on a rise looking over two valleys with mountains beyond the valleys.  The light has a quality that defies definition.  The Park Service supervises the archeological processes and the restoration is in the Native American tradition. 

The history here is palatable.  You can imagine how impressed the 1st Spaniards must have been to see a community of 2000 people, comfortably trading with tribes hundreds of miles distant.  Then looking down into the one of the river valleys, you see the layout of the 1862 Civil War battlefield where the Confederates were defeated and the westward strategy of the Confederacy was terminated.  But I digress…photography here is a blast…enjoy. 

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