The Red Willow People of Taos Pueblo …

Magpie's Nest Taos collageback in November as we left Santa Fe heading north to meet our son in Colorado (about 260 miles away) we stopped at the historic Taos Pueblo which is about three miles outside the town of Taos…

Magpie's Nest Jim Szymkowicz Taos NMup until then it was something we had only seen in books…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Taos Pueblothe multi-storied adobe buildings in this Native American community have been continuously inhabited for more than 1000 years…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Taos Pueblo NMbuilt of mud and straw with no running water or electricity much like they have always been…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Puebo with mtnsdoors and windows were 20th century additions…

Magpie's Nest Red Willow's Drumsapproximately 150 people live within the Pueblo full time…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Chile Ristrasmost members occupy their Pueblo houses for ceremonies and live in conventional homes outside the village walls…

Magpie's Nest St Jerome patron saint of Taos PuebloCatholicism is practiced by about 90% of Pueblo Indians harmoniously combined with the ancient Indian religious rites…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Taos deer door

Taos Pueblo is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a National Historic Landmark…

Magpie's Nest adobe ovenwe bought some fruit filled bread that had been baked in an adobe built outdoor oven (we ate it on our way to Moab the next day and it was delicious!)…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz ladder to the second storywe would like to return again some day…

Magpie's Nest Elevation Coffee stopbut it was time to refuel and head north to Colorado…

Magpie's Nest Taos NM Elevation CoffeeI am joining everyone over at Elizabeth’s Altered Book Lover for T Stands for Tuesday

32 responses to “The Red Willow People of Taos Pueblo …

  1. That place, along with Santa Fe, is definitely on my bucket list.

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  2. Wonderful photos, what a wonderful place you visited.It looks like dream place, or film set, just fantastic. Happy T Day, take care, hugs, Valerie

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  3. What a gorgeous place! Fantastic photos Patty! Happy T-Day!
    ♥♥♥
    Susi

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  4. Exceptional photos of an exceptional place upon this earth. I am familiar with that area and am absolutely in love with it. One of my dreams was to live in an adobe house – and I got to do that. Your post is incredible and I know you have enjoyed the journey. May you have the opportunity to return and explore. hugs, Donna

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  5. Fascinating! I’ve never been to Taos…maybe one day. The cow chip advice is a hoot! And, what a great red cup sculpture!

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  6. what a beautiful , beautiful area-well worth your detour! Thank you for sharing those wonderful photos as I don’t think I’ll get to see it in person. Looks like the weather was very cooperative too. “Elevate yourself “- I love it!
    Happy T day -hope you’re staying warm.

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  7. I remember it well … we were there summer 2014 and in Moab this past summer. So much to see and do in both places. Happy New Year!

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  8. your photos are such a delight, and i´m sure many more will come in 2016! i´m looking Forward to them, that brings me in regions i will never be able to travel myself. thanks for that!!
    i wish you all the best for 2016 and happy t-day!

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  9. We spent time in Taos in 93 when our son worked at the ski resort,I did not think I would like NM coming from big lakes and forests.Boy ! was I wrong. I loved the area and would go back in a minute if I get the chance.So much history and art to see.Wonderful pictures Patty,thanks for sharing. xoxo

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  10. Patty, these photos are gorgeous and make me want to start looking into a southwest vacation–Especially since it is 5 degrees this morning! The Pueblo looks amazing. The window and doors you showed are really beautiful as well as the dancing skellie candle covers.

    Thank you for sharing these on T Day!

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  11. WOW! Just like you said, as seen in books! How very cool! Did you touch the buildings? Can you described what it felt like? I love textures and am imagining the feel of these homes. I so love when you take us along on your travels, I feel as if I have been there as well!
    Such a cool visit Patty! So glad you shared!
    hugs&love

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  12. Beautiful shots and I LOVE that big red cup 🙂 This too is one of the place I want to see before I”m too old to enjoy it.

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  13. What a beautiful site and amazing post. I have been through Taos a number of times, and have even stopped in the town, but never realized this Pueblo village was just outside it. My friend Joseph would LOVE to visit Red Willow Drums.

    I also loved the big red cup and the skeleton luminaries from the cafe. And I enjoyed that you took us with you on this magical trip to a place I seem to have missed in my travels across America.

    Thanks for sharing these photos and drinks with us for T this Tuesday. I always love it when you take us with you on a trip.

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  14. Fantastic photos again dear Patty. Thanks for the journey through this amazing places you have visited. I love to travel with you by this kind.
    Dearest Greetings
    Sabine xox

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  15. You’ve provided some lovely warmth on a cold day…it is evident why Georgia O’Keeffe loved to paint this country…such beautiful colors! happy T day, and a very Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!

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  16. Wonderful door carvings. Haven’t been to the pueblo but we did go to Acoma on a trip out west once. Quite startling to see the views from atop a tiny mesa with an ancient village. See you saw the earthships too. We stopped there our last visit. Quite fascinating. I knew about Michael Richards, but so glad to see the demo house in action. xox

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  17. Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos and for the visit and the comment you left me.
    I love all the adobe against the stark blue sky. The Indian culture has always fascinated me.

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  18. “harmoniously combined with the ancient Indian religious rites” They provide a good example for us all. 🙂 I loved your photos! Happy T Tuesday

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  19. What a fascinating place to see, your photos are beautiful. Have a great week, Shirleyxx

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  20. How fantastic, beautiful, and with a remarkable history Patty.
    Lovely buildings, but surely not so lovely to live in. But must have been so special to visit , I would love to see a part of the ancient Indian culture, your photoes are wonderful, dear.
    We have lately in Danish TV seen reports from Indian santuaries with all the problems these people live with, now- being a “part” of the modern American life.
    Sending you hugs, my friend. xx

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  21. This looks like it is a film set.
    Thanks for showing us another part of the beautiful world we all live in (except for the people in the Space Station).

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  22. How wonderful that it is still standing and cared for!! Love the big red cup, of course. Sorry I didn’t make it around last week, but happy T-Day today!! 🙂

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  23. Love your pictures Patty – we have been to Taos and the Taos Pueblo three times now. We really love it there. Do look up the Taos Pueblo Pow Wow. I think it is held the second weekend of every July – absolutely wonderful – it is not held in an arena like most pow wows but out in a horse pasture. We have been to it twice and loved every minute – of course the first time is always the best. Have you been to Acama Pueblo ( I could have misspelled that) it too is one of the oldest inhabited pueblos in the U.S. All I can say is my husband and I love the Southwest and have enjoyed traveling there. Mesa Verdi in Colorado is also fascinating and definitely worth the trip. I loved your pictures so much I am ready to go back now!!!!!!
    Sandy xx

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  24. Thank you for the lovely trip through Tao Pueblo. It looks uncannily like the area that we live in in Spain. It’s great that they have made it a World Heritage Site, that way it will be preserved.
    Thank you for visiting earlier,
    Happy T-day,
    Lisca

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  25. Wow! This looks like an amazing place to visit -it looks as though there was something great to see around every corner! Happy T day! Chrisx

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  26. How appropriate a piece this is for me. I just bought my plane tickets yesterday and I am heading out to Taos to visit my friend for a week in February. These photos are getting me excited! It is great to see the pueblo. Every time I have gone it is closed, and sounds like it will be this year too. Your photos are wonderful so I feel like I got to see it. Hugs!

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  27. The photos are great and the bread sounds delish! This is an area I have to someday visit. Thanks, Patty!

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  28. ‘Never kick a cow chip on a hot day’ – after I finished laughing at that, I stopped to think that maybe that might just be a good philosophy for life.

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  29. This is great! Looks warm!!!! Love those black Day of Dead type lanterns!

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  30. Très belles photos, qui me font voyager, merci pour le partage.
    Bizzzzz

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  31. Such natural beauty. I love that area of the country. If there wasn’t snakes and icky bugs galore, I’d love it there. 🙂
    Happy T day…way late!

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  32. Superb place Patty!Happy T day:)!

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Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts here...it means a lot to me and I appreciate your visit very much oxo

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