Chapel at Tlaquepaque

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Chapel at Tlaquepaque

Located in the beautiful and serene red rocks of Sedona, Arizona, is a fabulous little arts and crafts village known as Tlaquepaque.  It is a life long vision and creation of Abe Miller, who sought out this perfect location for a living arts community which would reflect the beauty and perfection of its natural surroundings.  The word Tlaquepaque is from the ancient language of the Aztecs, meaning the “best of everything.”  This small sanctuary is known as the Chapel at Tlaquepaque.  It is beautifully peaceful amid all of the shops and restaurants in the village, and its grounds offered much appreciated shade on a hot June afternoon.

 

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One of my favorite places to visit and spend time in, Santa Fe, New Mexico is highlighted by the beautiful Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.  Located on the square in the heart of downtown, this Roman Catholic Cathedral was built between 1869 and 1886 on the site of two older churches dating back to 1626.  Today, this church and the grounds surrounding it serve not only as a sacred place of worship, but also as a peaceful resting place for weary shoppers, adventurers, and sight seers visiting the city.