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San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 4 December 2018 in Architecture.

Constructed between 1772 and 1816, this well-preserved adobe building is in the village of Ranchos de Taos. In a 1967 restoration, an attempt was made to coat the exterior with a hard plaster to prevent future damage. The plaster turned out to damage the adobe. So, each summer, the building gets re-mudded with a mixture of mud and straw.

Impressions of Taos
New Mexico, USA

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Especially looking, beautiful church.

4 Dec 2018 5:30am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

J'aime beaucoup l'architecture de ce lieu de culte.
Sa sobriété ma plaît beaucoup.
Bonne journée Steve

4 Dec 2018 5:44am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Ce banc cette statue quel blanc et rendu sur l'église et ce chemin sueprbe ensemble fantastique

4 Dec 2018 5:48am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

What magnificent and original church. I like its colors and architecture. Superb!

4 Dec 2018 6:40am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Gorgeous church. Beautiful detail.

4 Dec 2018 7:31am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


4 Dec 2018 8:20am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Original architecture ! the kind of building which we can find in Africa !

4 Dec 2018 8:41am

Marcel P. from Wallonie picarde, Belgium


4 Dec 2018 8:54am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot with beautiful composition!
Lovely church.

4 Dec 2018 9:29am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

A very nice architecture! Superb composition!

4 Dec 2018 10:04am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Wonderful to hear that this church is kept in this condition. A magnificent image Steve. 5*

4 Dec 2018 10:41am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Une architecture atypique

4 Dec 2018 10:53am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Love the architecture of the church.

4 Dec 2018 11:50am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful !

4 Dec 2018 12:20pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like this unusual looking chapel. The curves in the architecture are very inviting.

4 Dec 2018 12:53pm

Devi from Chennai, India

how elegant...a simple beautiful image here !!

4 Dec 2018 3:05pm

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Un très beau bâtiment !

4 Dec 2018 4:41pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice capture of this beautiful adobe church.

4 Dec 2018 4:51pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

magnifique endroit...

4 Dec 2018 5:43pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Such beauty in its simplicity and color! Nice PoV as well.

4 Dec 2018 7:19pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

It's remarkable architecture, seeming to flow from the very earth. A cool series.

4 Dec 2018 9:11pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Incredible architecture.

4 Dec 2018 9:49pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A beautiful view. I remember visiting there at night. The architecture is gorgeous. Great information.

5 Dec 2018 2:03am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Very interesting church. I like your description about re-mudding every year. That must take some effort. Amazing what you can find around the world. Excellent photograph too.

5 Dec 2018 2:19am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice point of view

5 Dec 2018 4:35am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful image of this old Church so well maintained. Excellent composition and interesting information. :)

5 Dec 2018 4:50am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

wonderful composition and architecture

5 Dec 2018 6:19am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

incredible architectural design

5 Dec 2018 4:16pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Meditation at work

5 Dec 2018 6:17pm