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This place, Chimayó, is considered a sacred and healing location; as many as 300,000 pilgrims each year journey to this remote place seeking the healing properties of the dirt from a small room off the main church.

Outside of the church, there are various shrines like this one, all crowded with crosses, candles, and hopes.

Chimayó, New Mexico
photographed 3.24.2015
(image made during Santa Fe Photographic Workshops class with Sam Abell)

Posted on November 4, 2015, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. “Flores, flores para los muertos.”

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  2. Superb photo Melinda!

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  3. Very cool photo. Says a lot about shrines and the thinking behind them too.

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