The Lorretto Chaple to see the 'Miracle Staircase' and listen to the story of it's creation. It is a freestanding spiral staircase with no means of support other than its spiral structure. Listen to the
recording with speculation about the young carpenter who mysteriously arrived to build it.
The Bandelier Monument. It's a tour of the Anasazi. Even if you're into looking at rocks, there's one part of the tour where you climb up this 140ft ladder to a little hole in the rocks. That was where the Anasazi lived. It gives you the feeling of going back in time and being in their shoes. The foods are amazing;spicy. People are soo friendly.
Fondest memory: Driving to Taos. It felt like a driving game. We started off with cloudy weather. than the sky started raining, snowing, turned dark, and then the sun came up. The feeling Santa Fe sends out is inviting, and warm.
If you don't like red peppers, you can always get the green ones. ;)
They also have wreath of peppers, jarred peppers, pickled peppers, dried peppers -- and more peppers. =)
Favorite thing: Again, some wonderful work of art - statues made of rock (not really sure what kind), the picture does no justice to the real thing..
Favorite thing: This is an amazing work of art: the entire doll is handmade with tiny beads -- the clothing, the bag, the shoes... all made with beads.
Favorite thing: These are some examples of the great craftmanship in the art of pottery -- i just love the geometric designs and the colors used!!
Favorite thing: Santa Fe is loaded with galleries and other shops filled with art works. This bull was tucked away in this resting area with shaded tables and chairs... it's cute, i like it!
Fondest memory: Jewelry made of turquoise and silver is typical. Some people, however, will overdo it..... (see below) :-)
Fondest memory: It´s an artists´ town. There are many museums and art galleries, and so many beautiful (and not so beautiful) pieces of art can be seen in front of the buildings.
Fondest memory: You know the movie 'Ben Hur'? - Well - Mr Wallace wrote the book right in the Palace of the Governors while serving in the US army. Today, Indians sell their jewelry in the shade of the patio.
Fondest memory: Another typical feature are the handmade pots. Indian potteries are frequent - and oh, are the pieces beautiful. But don´t even ask about the price.
Fondest memory: Most of the town is built in the traditional adobe style. The Inn at the Loreto, a posh hotel, is the the probably best-known building in town.
Favorite thing: Surrounded as it is by literally millions of acres of National Forest and public land, the city is a jumping off point for a number of different outdoor recreational activities.
Favorite thing: If you are there in the summer, escape from the heat in this shady park, right in the center of town near the plaza.
Favorite thing: Here is another sample of the fabulous art! I wished I would have taken more time to view this great piece!