Marc, There are at least dozens, probably hundreds of pictures by various people, including some of the most successful photographers in the world (Ansel Adams, Cartier-Bresson, etc.), of the San Francisco de Asis church at Ranches de Taos, taken before they put a gas meter on the end of the church that faces the highway, the exposure most photographed by everyone. I've seen a bunch of those pictures, and I've photographed the place several times myself, but Ansel's shot is unique -- haunting. It's quite possible to make something unique out of a picture of architecture. You just have to know what you're doing.