Adobe Santa Fe Style
Incredibly these 400-year old structures still stand today.
As people moved West, they wanted to influence the adobe architectural style to reflect the styles of the East–
thus the mingling of various architectural embellishments.
The natural woods go well with the adobes–the structures just seem to blend in with the landscape.
The Santa Fe Style of architecture was in existence for hundreds of years in which wooden supports or vigas were erected by the males leaving the clay mixture for the women to finish the walls.
And the word adobe has been in existence for 4,000 years.
There is something so comforting and soothing and warm and enveloping about being surrounded by the adobes, something spiritual about walking among these ancient buildings. And in the quiet of the morning, on the deserted streets, one can almost hear las mujeres las enjarra. Santa Fe is a must-see town.
© Teresita Abad Doebley All rights reserved 2009-2012
Hold on to what is good,
Even if it’s a handful of earth.
Hold on to what you believe,
Even if it’s a tree that stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do,
Even if it’s a long way from here.
Hold on to your life,
Even if it’s easier to let go.
Hold on to my hand,
Even if someday I’ll be gone away from you.
Pueblo Indian Proverb
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