Milagros

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The carved wooden hearts are decorated with milagros, folk art charms which are used in the Americas and whose use can be traced back through Spanish explorers and missionaries to ancient Iberians. Traditionally offered to a symbol of a saint in gratitude for an answered prayer or a reminder of the petitioner’s particular needs. The symbolism is not universal – a heart charm could represent a heart condition or a romance.

Depending on your beliefs, I suppose the use of the milagros as decorative items may have corrupted their original intent.

Santa Fe, New Mexico
photographed 6.29.2014

Selling at the Plaza

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Because I thought you’d want to know:

In accordance with Santa Fe City Ordinance No. 2007-48, a limited number of licenses may be issued by the City for vendors on the historic Santa Fe plaza. In the fall of 2012, 21 licenses were issued for a total of 16 spaces on the Plaza. The licenses are valid for five years. The next selection process will be in 2018. The types of licenses issued include:

Eleven individual licenses
Seven rotating licenses
Two collective licenses
One portrait license

Santa Fe, New Mexico
photographed 6.29.2014

A question of width

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I won’t lie: I wanted this shot because of “battery’s.”  

But now, the thing that interests me the most is the way that garage door seems to be wider than the building. How is that even possible?

near Roswell, New Mexico
photographed 5.10.2014

The shadows reveal all

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The low morning sun lit the wall of this metal building, revealing all the irregularities in the panels. At midday it would have had a completely different look to it.

Roswell, New Mexico
photographed 5.10.2014

Varying materials

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There’s a lot going on with this place. The one open window, the three boarded-up ones. The bigger openings of different heights. The adobe blocks peeking through the stucco. The new construction on the right side. One big crack. Some smaller ones.

And the chairs. Don’t forget the chairs.

Marfa, Texas
photographed 1.18.2013

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