Even though the site we visited was their "world headquarters" it was still an active construction site.
|the detail in these pictures are glass bottles of varying sizes and colors. They sparkle in the sun.|
|entrance to the demonstration earthship|
|the glass sections enclose the greenhouse areas used for growing vegetables and cleansing water.|
|Dave on the roof, checking out some of the systems. Solar, water, wind , ventilation, etc.|
|view of some of the homes in the "Greater World Earthship Community". This sustainable subdivision covers over 630 acres north of Taos.|
And the Old....we visited the Mission Church of San Francisco de Asis. It was built about 1710. Recently, the parishioners have undertaken restoration of the structure, but have done so in the traditional fashion. Its simplicity is stunning.
|View of the rear of the church housing the altar.|
|The way the light played on the smooth, soft looking surfaces was fascinating|
|One of only two windows in the entire church|
|This structure is just beginning to be restored. See the straw pile used in making traditional adobe?|
|close-up of the straw/mud mixture|
|some buildings and homes in the church square have been lovingly restored and are beautiful examples of a very old building style still being used today.|
|I wanted to go through this door in the wall and sit in the beautiful blue garden.|