New Mexico, April 12-19, 2003
Part 4 - North to Taos
El Santuario de Chimayo, in the town of Chimayo
Inside El Santuario de Chimayo. Many pilgrims come to this church every year during Holy Week. Some walk along the highways from as far away as Albuquerque, 80 miles to the south.
In an anteroom, worshippers collect from a hole in the ground (seen here just through the doorway) a little of the tierra bendita (sacred earth) that many believe has healing powers.
Near the church, this restaurant offers "Chimayo Holy Chile".
Two eagles, and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, near Truchas
San Jose de Gracia Church, in Las Trampas
San Francisco de Asis Church, in Ranchos de Taos
New Mexico index
New Mexico, Part 1
New Mexico, Part 2
New Mexico, Part 3
New Mexico, Part 5
New Mexico, Part 6
New Mexico, Part 7
Last updated May 18, 2003