Center of every old Mexican city
Resting in front of Chuck Jones Gallery
Headed downtown to NM Museum of Art. Bought discount tickets for 4 museums in 4 days - $20.00 each. A real bargain if we can do it. Pretty much zoomed through the museum. If I try to do my "normal" museum looking -- which is reading everything -- I will never get through the place. My body just won't take standing around all day long and I won't be able to make it back to the car. So it is look, look, look and then read if it is very intriguing. I could spend days in museums because I love them
New Mexico Museum of Art
We stopped in the gift shop and I saw a calendar by photographer Ansel Adam ("AA"), a photographer famous for his black and white photography. That reminded me that he had taken lots of photos in New Mexico and I asked the shop lady if there was an AA gallery here. She said yes, and told us that it was right around the corner. So happy to discovery that and we headed over there. They were having a showing of many of his photographs from a Texans private collection that were not even for sale. We watched a video about his life. There was one photograph there that was for sale for $275,000. This was a treat and a highlight of Santa Fe for me.
Woke up to a bit of snow
Some very old Japanese kites
Yerba Mate cups with straws
Drink is passed around and shared
Thursday, another museum. Santa Fe is so rich in culture. We visited the NM Indian Cultural Museum. One of the best museums I've been too. Getting pretty tired.........
Huge bronze statute
In the sculpture garden
Palace of the Governors
Hurried home to get dinner ready for our homeowners arrival home. We made a nice dinner for them and we all sat down and told our travel stories. Ann and Jim are dear people who have become our friends. We would have loved to have stayed longer -- and they did invite us too -- but we've just got to get on the road and move through Texas, Louisiana and get ourselves to Clearwater, FL. To sum up our two week stay in Santa Fe, I can only say there is a magic there and I truly fell in love with it. Thanks Ann and Jim for letting us take care of your beautiful home and sweet, fun dogs, Chaco and Misa. We will hope to get together in the future to do some fun things together.
Sun lit foyer
Chaco - leader of the pack
Sweet Misa, white tipped tail
The family reunited
They were so happy to see their people