Taos Pueblo

This is a photo of the 1,000 multi-storied adobe buildings of Taos Pueblo, a living native American community in New Mexico.

The beauty of Taos Pueblo is beyond description and it reflects a lifestyle, culture, and history that is very different from anything else you see in the US. Capturing this wonder, with permission, was one of my most memorable photography experiences.

From Wikipedia:

Taos Pueblo (or Pueblo de Taos) is an ancient pueblo belonging to a Taos (Northern Tiwa) speaking Native American tribe of Pueblo people. It is approximately 1000 years old and lies about 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the modern city of Taos, New Mexico, USA. The Red Willow Creek, or Rio Pueblo de Taos (also called Rio Pueblo), is a small stream which flows through the middle of the pueblo from its source in the Sangre de Cristo Range. A reservation of 95,000 acres (384 km²) is attached to the pueblo, and about 1,900 people live in this area.

Taos Pueblo is a member of the Eight Northern Pueblos. The Taos community is known for being one of the most secretive and conservative pueblos.

Taos Pueblo’s most prominent architectural feature is a multi-storied residential complex of reddish-brown adobe divided into two parts by the Rio Pueblo. According to the Pueblo’s Web site, it was probably built between 1000 and 1450 A.D. It was designated a National Historic Landmark on October 9, 1960, and in 1992 became a World Heritage Site. As of 2006, about 150 people live in it full-time.


Posted: November 13, 2006  /   Taken: November 9, 2006


Focal Length: 18mm  /  Shutter Speed: 1/500 second  /  Aperature: f/14  /  ISO: 400



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