Built around 1815 this church in the hills of Chimayo, New Mexico, is considered a masterpiece of colonial folk art and architecture and has been deemed a National Historic Landmark.

Famed for its miraculous cross and the healing powers of the soil, the Prayer Room is filled with candles, cards & crude hand made shrines as well as crutches and braces testifying to miracles.

Directly across the road they sell the best chili powder money can buy.


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  • whisperingruth
    whisperingruthover 6 years ago

    Oh . . . I love this type of architecture . . . well captured Daniel . . .

  • Thanks so much, Ruth : )

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • anaphotography
    anaphotographyover 6 years ago

    Beautiful photo!…

  • Much appreciated, Ana.

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • Marion  Cullen
    Marion Cullenover 6 years ago

    Great perspective. I have seen this woderful place depicted on other photo sites, but from ground level only. Love the colours and framing as well.

  • Thanks so much, Lumineux.

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • sharonw
    sharonwover 6 years ago

    Great shot. Great composition….love how you’ve got the building and arch

  • Thank you, Susan : )

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • rockinsue
    rockinsueover 6 years ago

    what a beautiful place, excellent shot

  • Greatly appreciated, Susan.

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • wdavies285
    wdavies285over 6 years ago

    a beautiful place, you have captured it perfect

  • Thanks, Wayne. Much appreciated.

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzover 6 years ago

    beautiful image… well presented…

  • Thanks much, G.

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • cdwork
    cdworkover 6 years ago

    Great composition- stunning view

  • Very much appreciated, thank you.

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • Charl045
    Charl045over 6 years ago

    I didn’t know that Daniel, I will have to investigate that when I move to Deming, NM Great shot and very pretty composition!

  • Definitely worth the trip, Charlotte. A great little place surrounded by beautiful landscape. Thank you.

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • coffeebean
    coffeebeanover 6 years ago

    Marvelous well composed image of this lovely place, taken from a stunning perspective, a beautiful capture.

  • Thanks so much, Jenny.

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

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