Just across from the famous church, you’ll see Vigil’s Store, which seems to be doing a brisk business selling chile-related products. I bought a little bag of dried green chile powder. (The storekeeper told me she enjoyed watching me take a deep breath of the scent, with my eyes closed and a smile on my face.)
Chimayó, New Mexico
Me (speaking in general terms about this place, which has been photographed a billion times): It’ll be a big service to the photographic world when that place finally falls down.
Me (approaching Taiban, New Mexico, on a recent trip): We HAVE to stop. I need to take some pictures.
Lesson: I cannot be trusted.
Taiban, New Mexico
The side yard of this church featured Jack O’Neill’s grave, some buckets, and a very short ladder.
San José de Gracia Church
Las Trampas, New Mexico