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Socorro Mission

Socorro Mission

Photo was taken on August 17, 2016 on Ilford XP-2 film with an Olympus OM-10 camera, 35-100mm Tokina lens and orange filter. Texture titled "texture 173" was created by Thanasis Anastasiou found here: www.flickr.com/photos/nasos3/5415476574/ with Creative Commons license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ . Image was post processed with Adobe Elements.

According to the website of the Catholic Diocese of El Paso, "Nuestra Señora de la Concepción del Socorro is located in the town of Socorro. The Socorro Mission was established in 1680 when Spanish colonizers from northern New Mexico fled the Pueblo Revolt with Piro natives and other tribes. Flooding caused by the Rio Grande River twice forced the community to rebuild the mission, the third and final building being completed in 1848. The mission, constructed of adobe surfaced with stucco, is particularly notable for its interior. The finely painted beams, or vigas, contain decorations of the original Native American builders and date from the first structure. The massing, details and use of decorative elements of the Socorro Mission show a strong relationship to the building traditions of 17th-century Spanish New Mexico. Today, the Socorro Mission belongs to La Purisima Parish, which has 660 registered families."

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Photo taken on 12 April 2019 (© kinglear55 / Flickr)

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