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Thursday, September 24, 2015

On 10:53 AM by Rachel Preston Prinz in ,
This past weekend I had the great fortune of being asked to lead tours of the Old Spanish Trail from Santa Fe to Taos and from Santa Fe to Abiquiu, as a result of putting together National Register nominations for cultural landscapes at locations in 6 states for the Old Spanish Trail Association. We got to visit some of the coolest places in Northern New Mexico and I thought I'd share some of those with you today.
Here's some architectural photography from the exquisite Plaza del Cerro Historic Site in Chimayo. This little-known historic plaza has INTACT architectural elements from the 1700s thru the 20th century, and some of the buildings are so old they are actually melting.  It’s amazing… a true New Mexico treasure that shows us what plazas like those in Santa Fe and Taos, which have been entirely Disney-fied, REALLY looked like in the Spanish Period.
LOVE this spot! You can find it by going to the Chimayo Museum, behind Ortega’s Weaving.
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