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Aa group of homes in Acoma, Sky City, New Mexico. The pueblo has been occupied continuously by the Acoma people for more than 800 years. Originally about five million acres the Acoma Community controls only 10% of that. This shot is interesting in that it shows a number of different building techniques. The building with the curtain is plastered adobe, old with modern windows, behind that is a structure of rock with adobe mud. The section beside that is stabilized adobe that is left unfinished with the remaining section is of stuccoed concrete block. It is entirely possible that there is more than 800 years between the oldest and newest structures.

Nikon D800
Nikkor 50mm 1.4 lens
“As Is Photography”


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  • Sassafras
    Sassafras10 months ago

    Tom, I LOVE this photo.
    Even before I read your story, the different textures had drawn me in. Plus that SE light and the shadows. That scratch coat is quite interesting in the newer dwelling, too.
    This is a favorite for some ancestors were masons.
    Peace on your new week,

  • Isn’t the continuity of time here amazing. So old, so new.

    – Thomas Barker-Detwiler

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...10 months ago


  • Thank you so much for this feature, Tom

    – Thomas Barker-Detwiler

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