When we pulled off the main road, I saw this building and felt a flicker of recognition. We were looking for a restaurant we’d seen listed in the notes at our Airbnb. But first we stopped to take pictures of the historic San Francisco de Asis Church, Rancho de Taos.
Though it was quite cold, I was excited to get out of the car and take a closer look at this adobe church that I recognized from both an Ansel Adams photo, and a Georgia O’Keeffe painting.
The back of the church faces the road and it is that view (first photo) that both artists captured.Rem and I walked around the church taking pictures and shivering. By this time, all the churches were closed, due to the virus, so we didn’t see the interior.I’m not sure what our dinner was that night, but the iconic architecture of this church will be one of my memories when I think of Taos.
Thank you for your visit.