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It used to be something else


I was drawn to this cross from the instant I stepped into El Calvario cemetery: it stood higher than everything but the few trees.

Later, I noticed that the wood had been used before. The wood in the crosspiece is a length of treated lumber, like you’d use for a deck or something that was going to be in contact with the ground; that’s why it has all those little horizontal lines. And the upright was something else, too – see how the parts on either side of the crosspiece are smooth compared to the lower section that’s had something nailed onto it.

A lot of mysteries, here.

Puerto de Luna, New Mexico
photographed 9.21.2013

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