Friday, July 12, 2013

Taos Pueblo

We visited the Taos Pueblo and it was fantastic! You really feel like you are going back in time when you visit this place and it really puts things in perspective to be surrounded the the mountains.  Each pueblo has a belief that their place is the center of the earth and the 4 sacred mountains can be seen enveloping the Taos Pueblo when you visit it.  I got to taste fry bread for the first time.  It is delicious, sort of like sopaipillas, but slightly different.  Many of the inhabitants of the pueblos have signs out front inviting visitors in to see their good they are selling (anything from jewelry, pottery, homemade breads, and sage prayer bundles). 
Here is a quote from their website explaining a little about their history:

"Taos Pueblo is the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. The multi-storied adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years. We welcome you to visit our village when you travel to northern New Mexico."


Me and Catya

Restricted area where sacred Kivas are located

Water dividing the Northern and Southern pueblos...

The old church that the U.S. Government destroyed

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