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franklin mountain view++

franklin mountain view++

Photo Friday (On The Horizon)

..so here was the view from the parking lot, and this one’s the view from when you get off at the end of the tram ride..

*my theme’s not suited for panoramas so just click on this thumbnail below to supersize it..

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HDR Landscape Nature Photos Urban

franklin mountain view

franklin mountain view

..the view from the parking lot of the wyler aerial tramway..

..supersize me..

 

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Architecture HDR Photos Urban

ysleta del sur pueblo

ysleta del sur pueblo

..the third & last of the missions we visited along mission trail in el paso.. you can find the first ones here, here, and here

The Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (“the Pueblo”) is a U.S. federally recognized Native American tribe and sovereign nation. The Pueblo is one of three tribes located in Texas and the only Pueblo located in the state. The Tribal community, known as “Tigua”, was established in 1682 after the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. Since then, the Tribe has retained a significant presence in the El Paso region that helped pave the way for the development of the area. The Tribe maintains its traditional political system and ceremonial practices and continues to flourish as a Pueblo community. Tribal enrollment is over 1,600 citizens. (source)

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call me frank

call me frank

..the view from the top of one of the franklin mountains..

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Black n White Photos things Urban

light relay

light relay

..signal towers on Ranger Peak..

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Photos transportation Urban

tram view

tram view

..another view from up the tram..

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Photos transportation Urban

wyler

wyler

..the opposite view..

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Photos transportation Urban

ascending

ascending

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Architecture HDR Photos

elizario

elizario

..presidio chapel of san elizario undergoing renovation..

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Architecture HDR Indoor Lowlight Photos Urban

socorro altar

socorro altar

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Architecture HDR Indoor Lowlight Photos Urban

socorro

socorro

..the interior of socorro mission..

The original Franciscan mission, Nuestra Señora de la Concepción del Socorro, was founded in 1682 by the Franciscan order, to serve displaced American Indians (the Piro, Tano and Jemez) from New Mexico, who fled during the Pueblo Revolt. The present Socorro Mission was constructed around 1840 to replace an earlier 18th-century mission destroyed in 1829 by flooding of the Rio Grande. The mission, constructed of adobe surfaced with stucco, is particularly notable for its interior. The finely painted and decorated beams, or vigas, are from the 18th-century mission and were reused when the present church was constructed. The massing, details and use of decorative elements of the Socorro Mission show strong relationships to the building traditions of 17th-century Spanish New Mexico.

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ktsm

ktsm

..KTSM transmitter tower in El Paso, TX..

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socorro mission

socorro mission

..one of the missions we passed by along mission trail in el paso, tx..

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Landscape Nature Photos

crescent

crescent

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for distant viewing

for distant viewing
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adobe

adobe

..adobe establishments in el paso, tx..

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Architecture Photos

the lord’s day

the lord's day
San Elizario Chapel, as known as La Capilla de San Elcear, was never a mission, but it functioned as a presidio chapel. It provided the religious needs of a presidio or an outpost of military personnel. The presidio was moved to the present site in 1789, to protect travelers and settlers along the Camino Real (Royal Highway) which ran from Mexico City through Juarez City, Mexico then called Paso del Norte to Santa Fe, NM. Its close proximity to the Ysleta and Socorro missions also provided protection for them.
When Mexico became independent from Spain in 1821, the military presence at the presidio decreased. By 1848, the presidio had fallen into ruins. Rebuilding efforts began in 1853, with a small church. This proved inadequate and the present structure was completed in 1882. The exterior appearance has ever since changed very little.