For those becoming tired of trees this week is all about doors and windows and openings. I love old windows and doors, and old architectural elements like arches and cornices. At one time I wanted to be an architect but the University of New Mexico was not allowing women into that degree path. So I settled on Fine Art with an emphasis on architecture, especially historic architecture as found in art history courses.
Most of this week's photographs are from the old town area of Raton, New Mexico. It is undergoing a revival spurred by some government grants available to keep the centers of our old town vital.
The archway below is a new addition to this historic area. The park framed in this arch was the site from a Fred Harvey hotel which fell to the bulldozer in an era where we did not prize our history as much. It was in the same architectural style as the train station featured in Day 111.
Day 112 is from Arroyo Seco which will have its doors featured next week.
It is leaning against an old log wall. On the Taos side of the mountain history is for sale ins pieces you can add to your fake adobe to look historic. Buyer beware because some Indonesian countries have become very good at faking old doors. The one below, however, is probably real because it is missing a piece. And the photograph is real.