Asis Inspiration # 1

This week Reggie is “off” and she wrote this comment for the seven photos in the “Asis Inspiration” series. I will add some comments of my own. (GB)

Ranchos de Taos, NM
Every year in early June, parishioners of the San Francis de Assisi Church in Ranchos de Taos come together with volunteers from all over to replaster their beloved church. It is a sacred labor of love, preserving in the old way the structure of the center of their community. Yes, it is one of the most famous churches in America — visited and painted, photographed by the great artists in northern New Mexico. But it is also the spiritual center for generations of area Catholics for 200 years. For more info about the remudding, watch this short video at the link below. — RM —

The church has no straight lines and the curves make for some sensual images. No matter how many times one photographs this church, there is always some new way to frame it. (GB)