Taos Pueblo - Taos, New Mexico

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Taos Pueblo is an ancient pueblo belonging to a Taos (Northern Tiwa) speaking Native American tribe of Pueblo people. It is approximately 1000 years old and lies about 1 mile north of the modern city of Taos, New Mexico, USA. The Red Willow Creek, or Rio Pueblo de Taos, is a small stream which flows through the middle of the pueblo from its source in the Sangre de Cristo Range. A reservation of 95,000 acres is attached to the pueblo, and about 1,900 people live in this area.

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. It is the longest continuously inhabited place in the entire country. Source: en.Wikipedia

Looking through my old negatives I found this image and some others from Taos which I made with my Minolta SLR in 1998 and just scan. I loved it to be there!

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Taos Pueblo ist die vermutlich älteste, durchgängig bewohnte Siedlung in den Vereinigten Staaten. Das Dorf besteht aus zwei Pueblos und liegt im Norden des US-Bundesstaates New Mexico im Taos County in der Taos-Indianerreservation beidseitig des Rio Pueblo, der auch Red Willow Creek genannt wird.

In den beiden Hauptgebäuden wohnen rund 150 Indianer des ebenfalls Taos genannten Volkes in weitgehend traditioneller Lebensweise. 1992 erklärte die UNESCO Taos Pueblo zum Weltkulturerbe. Taos Pueblo ist auch ein Census-designated place mit 1264 Einwohnern (Stand: 2000), von denen 95 % Indianer sind, und einer Fläche von 40,5 km² um die Siedlung.

Die Bauten bestehen aus Adobe-Lehmziegeln, sie sind mehrstöckig angelegt, die oberen Stockwerke springen zurück. Zum Aufstieg in obere Stockwerke dienen auch heute noch überwiegend Leitern.

Die ältesten Teile der heutigen Gebäude gehen auf die Anasazi-Kultur zurück und wurden zwischen 1000 und 1450 errichtet. Als die Spanier ab 1540 den heutigen Südwesten der Vereinigten Staaten erreichten, fanden sie die Siedlung auf der Suche nach den legendären „Sieben Goldenen Städten“ im Goldland Cibola. Quelle: Wikipedia

Bei Durchsicht meiner alten Fotonegative kam ich zu den Bildern von Taos, die ich 1998 mit meiner Minolta Spiegelreflex gemacht habe und gerade einscanne. Taos war außerordentlich interessant und ich habe mich dort sehr wohl gefühlt.

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  1. bartholowaty | Photography 30 months ago | reply

    Awesome Pic!
    Your work is amazing...!
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    ...keep up your really good work ;-)

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  2. walter78 29 months ago | reply

    Eine intressante Aufnahme u eine
    super Beschreibung , sehr schön Uschi .
    Wünsche Dir eine schöne Zeit ,w

  3. Nejdet Duzen 29 months ago | reply

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  10. Pink~Kat 28 months ago | reply

    Very interesting photo!

    My Hat's Off to You!!
    Very Well Done!!

  11. kool_skatkat 27 months ago | reply

    that's interesting...

  12. Werner_Schmutz 26 months ago | reply

    Excellentes Foto - Interessante Beschreibung - Danke für`s hochladen!:-)

  13. Peter Gutierrez 24 months ago | reply


    I saw this in the 50+ Faves group and Faved it.

  14. BellaMontepulciano.com 11 months ago | reply

    Wow
    Bellissima foto
    Complimenti

  15. charbar2009 7 months ago | reply

    Terrific image! The American Southwest is beautiful in its diversity! You captured
    this image beautifully!!

  16. MAXDB 3 months ago | reply

    Un'immagine molto bella che fa risaltare le caratteristiche costruzioni del posto..
    Grazie Uschi, un carissimo saluto con l'augurio di un fantastico weekend

  17. The Open Wall (Offline) 3 weeks ago | reply

    Wonderful to see - looks like somthhing out a a science fiction movie

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