090115-F10-2561ChimayoHolyChiles

090115-F10-2561ChimayoHolyChiles
Church advertising
Image by mrccos
I was in Chimayo New Mexico taking pictures of the church there; I love adobe architecture and the churches tend to be the largest and best preserved examples in New Mexico. I found several hand painted signs among the catholic stuff for sale. For those who don’t know the dirt around the church is supposed to have magical healing properties and you can buy small vials of it. I’m pretty sure the local witch doctor just goes down to the gully at the river, or maybe has a truckload delivered and sells it in small vials to the gullible. Hmm, maybe I could go into business, I’ve got 5 acres of dirt on my property that I can guarantee has exactly the same magical healing properties as the dirt around the church.

Anyway, wonderful adobe buildings, great food, a trip into the twilight zone. The chile is not advertised as having magical properties but that might be something I could lean towards 🙂