0 Likes

The Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe, New Mexico USA 3
New Mexico
At the end of the Old Santa Fe Trail is the Loretto Chapel. Inside this Gothic structure is the staircase referred to as St. Joseph’s Staircase. The stairway confounds architects, engineers and master craftsmen. It makes over two complete 360-degree turns, stands 20’ tall and has no center support. It rests solely on its base and against the choir loft. The risers of the 33 steps are all the same height. Made of an apparently extinct wood species, it was constructed with only square wooden pegs without glue or nails. The Chapel was completed in 1878 and has since seen many additions and renovations such as the introduction of the Stations of the Cross, the Gothic altar and the frescos during the 1890s.
Copyright: James Womack
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 5000x2500
Caricate: 07/02/2013
Aggiornato: 21/07/2014
Numero di visualizzazioni:

...


Tags: santa fe; loretto chapel; nm; new mexico; sanctuary
comments powered by Disqus

James Womack
The Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe, New Mexico USA 7
James Womack
The Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe, New Mexico USA 5
James Womack
The Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe, New Mexico USA 1
James Womack
The Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe, New Mexico USA 2
James Womack
The Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe, New Mexico USA 4
James Womack
The Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe, New Mexico USA 6
James Womack
Gold House, Santa Fe, New Mexico USA
James Womack
Turquois Trail, Santa Fe, New Mexico USA
James Womack
Kokochile de Santa Fe in New Mexico USA 1
James Womack
Kokochile de Santa Fe in New Mexico USA 2
James Womack
The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, Santa Fe, New Mexico 4
James Womack
The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, Santa Fe, New Mexico 6
Igor Leontyev
Pumpkins dance in Halloween
Tom Puchner
Rasip, Kornati National Park
Michael Pop
Summer sunset in the Heroes Park in Targu Mures
Thomas K Sharpless
On Lower Mill Creek
Sergej Esnault
Plateau Bukre Area 3000 metres above sea level - Yemen
dieter kik
Port Rhu Douarnenez
H. Adi Saputra
Iwami ginzan UNESCO World Heritage Japan
Michele Volpicella
Piazzetta 18 luglio 1866
FunkBox Imagineering
Orlando Stadium South Africa
Judit Andrasi
Mammoth skeleton in Matra Museum
Hans Molenkamp
Deak Square
Florin NAE
Mirador Teide Tenerife
James Womack
Eagle Building, Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins, Georgia USA 32
James Womack
Stone Mountain Shops
James Womack
The Atlanta Botanical Gardens 54
James Womack
Christmas 2012 "Lights of Life" at Marietta's Life University 6
James Womack
The Arroyo_Chamiso_Trail, Santa Fe, New Mexico USA 1
James Womack
Marietta Welcome Center and Visitor's Bureau, Marietta, Georgia 1
James Womack
Brawner Hall in Taylor-Brawner Park, Smyrna, Georgia USA 7
James Womack
Chapel of The Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, Georgia USA 25
James Womack
Brawner Hall in Taylor-Brawner Park, Smyrna, Georgia USA 4
James Womack
Scott_Boulevard Baptist Church, Decatur, Georgia 5
James Womack
The Big House, Allman Brothers Band Museum, Macon, Georgia 2-4
James Womack
Christus_St_Vincent_Regional_Medical_Center_, Santa Fe, New Mexico
More About New Mexico

New Mexico is a state located in the southwestern region of the United States. Inhabited by Native American populations for many centuries, it has also been part of the Imperial Spanish viceroyalty of New Spain, part of Mexico, and a U.S. territory. Among U.S. states, New Mexico has the highest percentage of Hispanics at 45% (2008 estimate), being descendants of Spanish colonists and recent immigrants from Latin America. It also has the third-highest percentage of Native Americans after Alaska and Oklahoma, and the fifth-highest total number of Native Americans after California, Oklahoma, Arizona, and Texas. The tribes represented in the state consist of mostly Navajo and Pueblo peoples. As a result, the demographics and culture of the state are unique for their strong Spanish, Mexican, and Native American cultural influences. At a population density of 16 per square mile, New Mexico is the sixth most sparsely inhabited U.S. state.[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_mexico]