Saturday, January 21, 2012

Pojoaque Pueblo

Pojoaque Pueblo, New Mexico (Cultural center)

There are lots of really cool adobe buildings in New Mexico. Adobe buildings are made from clay, sand, wood and other natural materials.

"Pojoaque Pueblo is one of the six Northern Tewa speaking Rio Grande Pueblos.  Archeological studies of the area have dated inhabitation of the historic Pojoaque Pueblo area as early as 500 AD with a large prehistoric population in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries.  Pojoaque has always maintained a strong cultural identity and was known by its Tewa speaking neighbors as “Po-suwae-geh” the water drinking or gathering place."

19 comments:

  1. Wow, impressive place!
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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  2. Amazing geometric architecture!
    It's always cool to learn about other cultures, thank you. :)
    Have a good weekend James!

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  3. Thank you for sharing these James. They look great!

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  4. I drove thru New Mexico on my way out here as well, and it is one of the places I wish I could return and spend more time because I missed places like this! Being from back east where the native culture is completely obliterated, these sites out west are particularly precious, with a magic all there own that can't be duplicated anywhere on the planet. I love these shots!

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  5. I love the old adobe buildings in the southwest. Wonderful photos of these.

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  6. In a desert, a place which has water is surely precious, which surely explains why people used to gather here since prehistorical times, and why the name remained through ages. It's so interesting to discover such places:Architecture, language, history.. everything is calling attention!
    (Oops! j'ai oublié de parler français! la prochaine fois, promis!)

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  7. These places are such inspiration to me...how they struggled to survive and their history. such great images, James! We, too, enjoy the Taos Pueblo when we were there in 2010...awesome!

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  8. They come out well in mono, lots of texture with the dried mud and clay

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  9. Just last night I was watching a program called 'Aerial America' on the Smithsonian channel . It features high-definition aerial video of one state and last night's was New Mexico. They showed some really cool adobe buildings. There are great monochromes.

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  10. Nice black and whites. I like the shapes and smoothness of the buildings. This type of architecture is quite common here too.

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  11. Have I told you lately I love your photos? I'm sure I have, but if not I have now.
    My aunt and uncle live in La Jolla CA.....I need to get out there to that west coast and drink up some new experiences and pleasures with my eyes.
    Love especially today that 2nd image where I can see more detail. Happy weekend James.

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  12. Bonjour James

    Je sens que je vais découvrir votre pays, non ?
    J'ai déjà un ami blogger Bill qui est dans l'OKlahoma.
    Amicalement.

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  13. PS: Merci pour le très joli texte de J.C. Brinette! J'aime beaucoup(Et bravo pour ta culture!)

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  14. It makes me think about the south of Spain: white buildings and mucho caliente !

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  15. James, I've enjoyed your blog for some time. Thanks for joining my blog. Keep up the good work. Love the Pueblo pictures.

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  16. Very photos! I think B&W was a great decision for them.

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  17. Great photos. I remember exploring the Pueblo areas as a child. My father's best friend was Native American. We were allowed to visit places only the tribe could see or enter. I wish I had my camera then!

    The desert is a beautiful area to photograph, especially at nightfall just before the stars come out to play. lol

    Again, I enjoyed your photos!

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  18. what a great kind of house, it's really cool! and you have great photography :D


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  19. · I was watching your B&W photos. They are great... as this one.

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