I am a docent at New Mexico's Coronado State Historical Monument. We give tours of our famous reconstructed painted kiva to visitors. A group of us, including a researcher and one of the park rangers, went on a fast 4 day trip to Chihuahua, and engaged the services of Luis Buenavidez, a guide who operates out of the Pink Store in Palomas, Chihuahua - right across the border from Columbus, NM.
|Typical shape of the Paquimé doorways,|
now the symbol of the site.
(More on the Mayan Ball Game)
|The tall spire is what is left of the corner of a 3-story building.|
|Classic example of a doorway|
|The site and its surroundings.|
The museum is one of the better museums I've seen in Mexico. The displays are well done and all signage is in both Spanish and English. Their collection of Paquimé pottery is exquisite.
|Sr. Quezada with red clay from a riverbed|
|Our guide Luis with Juan Quezada|
|A young protogé with exquisite control, painting every|
line by hand without the use of any kind of guide.