Taos Adobe - Taos, New Mexico

When you see a photo like this one, there is no mistaking where you are. One look at the iconic adobe houses with a wooden ladder tells you that you are somewhere in the American Southwest. This architectural style is known as Pueblo Revival and is inspired by the Spanish Missions and Indian pueblos. It is most prevalent in New Mexico. 

These structures seem to take on a great color when illuminated in soft light and become very photogenic. Often, there are great shadows that are cast by the beams, ladders, and windows, like this one I found walking around Taos. As many of these ladders that I have seen, I have yet to find anyone climbing them. I suspect that they are more for decoration than actual use.