Santa Fe, New Mexico has numerous Revival Spanish Colonial sytle architecture buildings. A fine example is the Cristo Rey Church started in the 1930s by architect John Gaw Meem considered the originator of the Revival style. The Catholic parishioners worked hard to create this masterpiece. They made by hand moe than two hundred thousand adobe bricks, and went into the nearby mountains to cut vigas for the roof structure. And inside the 225 tone stone reredos (altar screen) is magnfificent.
The Cristo Rey Church is the largest single adobe construction in the U.S. It is 350 feet in length and its mud walls measure two feet to nearly nine feet in thickness. The front facade features a simple tower and a buttress similar in design to the 100 year older Saint Jerome Mission at Taos Pueblo.
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Noel_Byrne (26591) 2014-04-22 12:01
What a beautiful building, and its surfaces look so smooth, they could almost be made of Play Dough! If I were there, I would have to keep touching those walls to see if they are as smooth as they look. I really like your composition on this, allowing the trees on the right to peep into the frame. The blue sky, as always looks wonderful and the clouds look almost like smoke rising from a chimney!
Thanks for this, very cool place.
fabbs99 (16813) 2014-04-22 23:11
This is a beautiful shot.Nice colors and sharpness in this image of the Cristo Rey Church.Excellent POV.TFS.
emka (84209) 2014-04-22 23:53
Hello Ray, I like this Colonial architecture from New Mexico, so different from the baroque ornate churches. Interesting edges that are rother round than sharp. Splendid contrast of this adobe colours and blue sky. Lovely composition.
WArm regrads MAlgo
jhm (142884) 2014-04-23 3:01
Incredible what people all do for the build a church.
Perspective and depth image through your excellent choice of your angle.
Excellent architecture picture with nice details.
Composition and presentation are pleasant to look at.
Very well done, TFS.
claudeD (34827) 2014-04-23 3:54
very good contribution to TE showing this interesting church from Santa Fe. Excellent composition and fine colors and clarity.Very well done.TFS.
WIth regards from Luxembourg
Silvio1953 (128423) 2014-04-23 6:26
Ciao Ray, great view of lovely and original architecture in colonial style, splendid light, wonderful colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Didi (58440) 2014-04-24 16:40
Interesting original architecture
I don't know if there was a disturbing element on your left to include more the church into the frame, perhaps a car
macjake (60000) 2014-04-29 12:40
I chose this photo in your gallery specifically because its the exposure and lighting that i'm impressed with.
I've taken photos in the southwest, and these buildings can be so hard to shoot because of the harsh lighting.
this one is perfect, spot on. well done.
fotka (3865) 2014-06-10 6:17
I like this Santa Fe architecture style buildings; we don't have these kind of building in the Midwest. This church looks almost like a house with wooden balcony and clay covered walls with out many windows.
Great composition with beautiful sky in the BG. Quality of colors, light and sharpness are superb.