Diane and I went to New Mexico a couple years ago with some friends. First time visit for us.
Between Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos, the area has some really interesting cities, great food, art and culture.
One of the most impressive things we saw as the Taos Pueblo.
Indigenous peoples built the structure about 1,000 years ago, and people still live in it. Surrounding it are similar but smaller buildings. The area is now mostly a tourist site.
I took the picture above when we were there. The clear blue sky and angle of the sun made taking a picture pretty easy!
Simple, beautiful (to my eye at least) and clearly enduring, this structure evokes a quintessential vision of the Southwest...but more importantly the genius of the native Americans who built and maintained it through the centuries.
Lots of info on the structure here.