The streets were quiet because it’s a Saturday, but it was my intention to walk and take photos without obstruction. I only had a short time to explore before I had more official duties, but today I decided on a typical breakfast in town.
We visited Sanctuario de Chimayo
At Easter, Chimayo becomes a destination for the faithful. The Good Friday procession, the Easter Pilgrimage, is an amazing sight. During Holy Week thousands of pilgrims journey to El Santuario de Chimayó. They leave from their homes, or their cars parked on the roadside, to walk 10, 20, 30, or even 100 miles to reach Chimayo.
In the darkness before Good Friday, pilgrims line the highways north of Santa Fe carrying crosses and glow sticks. By Easter Sunday tens of thousands of worshipers have passed through
Even the hotel concierge at the closest town was a little coy. Somehow you get the feeling that something is wrong, but of course you have no way of working it out. He did tell us that the park closed at 8.00 pm and it was already 6.00 pm. The evening was closing in and I was anxious to catch the light and the park was 24 miles away. But we arrived in good time and prepared to pay and drive through the park.
We arrived in Santa Fe New Mexico late afternoon yesterday afternoon. We have a 4 year old and an 8 month old in tow and so we are looking at things just a little differently. However, these are a few of my favorite things to look at when I visit this amazing place. The following images were taken in Carrizozo New Mexico on our way to Santa Fe. Carrizozo is a town in New Mexico with a population of 996. Founded in 1899, the town provided the main railroad access for Lincoln County, and the town experienced significant population growth in the early decades of the 1900s. However, with declining relevance of the railroad, the population of the town has gradually declined. It’s know now for its statues of burros, some even hiding on rooftops.
I loved the little waders and I spent quite a bit of time filming them. I think they are called Wilsons plovers. They run in cartoon style up the beach following the receding wave and then as if on cue, they turn as one and run back up the beach keeping just ahead of the wave. It was like a Bird Ballet.
Sulmona (AQ), 1975, ciabattino. (Photo credit: Fiore S. Barbato) Confetti di Sulmona (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Here I am, working on my computer and organising the next tour and if you didnt know me, you would think it was my first time. I get so excited at the prospect. "When the plane is on the runway and I am the one with the silly smile on my face, looking like I am going on my first vacation ever. As we head down the runway at full speed, I want to stand up and shout, “isn’t this the most exciting thing ever!!”. I would probably be arrested, so I silently picture myself doing this, while I picture everyone else jumping up and down with me." Piper Mackay photographer. That's the way I feel. I love flying, I love the adventure and I relish the unexpected as you walk off the flight. Tonight I have the book on India, and the book on Italy open. But it was the USA leg that made my heart rush tonight…. "how …