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12.07.2011 (193/365)  Adobe | by Helen Orozco
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12.07.2011 (193/365) Adobe

Adobe is a natural building material made from sand, clay, water, and some kind of fibrous or organic material (sticks, straw, and/or manure), which the builders shape into bricks using frames and dry in the sun. Adobe structures are extremely durable, and account for some of the oldest existing buildings in the world. In hot climates.Adobe had been in use by indigenous peoples of the Americas in the Southwestern United States, Mesoamerica, and the Andean region of South America for several thousand years.


In more modern English usage, the term "adobe" has come to include a style of architecture popular in the desert climates of North America, especially in New Mexico. Sadly this building has seen better days, but I bet it was a little beauty in it's day. So pleased out house is holding up better!! This is on the Camino Real just leaving Algodones heading back to Albuquerque.

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Taken on July 12, 2011