This photo was taken in Raton, New Mexico. The small city has several of these symbols. But, why? The "Whirling Log" symbol was been used throughout the history of the world, including Native American tribes in New Mexico.
In Sanskrit it mean “well-being” and has been associated with order and stability. Raton was founded long before the Nazi came into powerful. Most of the buildings were built before the 1920s. After WWII the Native American tribes discontinued using the symbol because it was taunted.
Location: Raton, New Mexico.
Location: First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Ave, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
This week is National Park Week (April 16-24th). We are celebrating the National Parks of New Mexico - there is one: Carlsbad Caverns. But New Mexico is blessed with many National Monuments, Trails and Preserves and Historic Parks.
Location: Cross St, Cuervo, New Mexico.
The opening shot on the main page is always taken during the previous month.