Saturday, April 11, 2009

An Easter Image

Chimayo, New Mexico, is located on Highway 76, about 25 miles northeast of Santa Fe. It is famous for its chile, weavings, and the Santuario de Chimayo (sometimes referred to by locals as the "Lourdes of America.") During the week before Easter, pilgrims from all over the state of New Mexico come to the Santuario to pray and be healed.

There are many crosses dotting the area and this large one is located just a few miles from Chimayo. I photographed it after Easter with a backdrop of a beautiful New Mexico sky and the "shroud", leftover from the celebrations, flapping in the breeze.


3 comments:

  1. So beautiful! Is there anything bluer than a New Mexico sky??!!

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  2. Wonderful image and I appreciate the background, too!

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  3. I loved this. I saw it on Sunday but I didn't have a chance to comment.

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