The roofs of Parita (Drive day 108 minus 14 years)

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1016b pnm partiaA town’s roofing says a lot about the people living under them. In Parita the shallow red terra-cotta overlapping tiles are a throwback to Spain and a nod to the craftsmanship that might be the only good thing to come out of colonialism.

1016 pnm parita church

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