The tiny Adobe Church in Northern New Mexico where thousands of people from all walks of life makes pilgrimages to. some seeking blessings and some in fulfillment of a vow. Walking is traditional, some pilgrims walk from as far away as Albuquerque, about 90 miles. Many visitors to the church take a small amount of the "holy dirt", often in hopes of a miraculous cure for themselves or someone who could not make the trip. Formerly, at least, they often ate the dirt. (Likewise pilgrims to the original shrine of Esquipulas eat the supposedly curative clay found there.) Now seekers of cures more commonly rub themselves with the dirt or simply keep it. The Church replaces the dirt in the pocito from the nearby hillsides, sometimes more than once a day, for a total of about 25 or 30 tons a year. a few shots from the grounds, in the gorgeous foothills of the Sangre De Cristo Mountians: e-pl1 + pl25mm Buildings and structures abound with crosses, this one caught my eye due to the clouds, I used the 14mm f/2.5 for this one, this gem of a lens always captures the clouds in a distinct manner.