After my hiking expedition was cancelled, I opted to explore Santa Fe. The place I was staying was within walking distance of the downtown area with its many galleries and places to explore. Of course, my trusty camera was with me and I found plenty of opportunities to use it. (To see larger versions of the pictures, just click on the photos.)
I fell in love with this sculpture of a dog made of corrugated metal. And, yes, that is a swing hanging from the dog’s underside. The sculptor signed the piece on a dog tag … just in case you’re interested in ordering something similar.
The Spanish architecture amazed me: So many stucco buildings and this amazing old tree caught my attention.
Then, to get an idea of what’s what, I stopped by the Santa Fe Visitor’s Bureau. There was a wealth of information on what to see and do in the area. And the art pieces within the visitor’s bureau were awesome.
Then, it was time to wander around the old town square where the art galleries are. I only took pictures of pieces that were outside of a gallery.
Did I buy anything? Well, yes. But not at the galleries. I browsed the Indian market that was in the shade of a building at the old square. A small piece of pottery caught my eye and is now part of my collection. The artists dig the clay, then hand form the bowl, carve it, burnish it and fire it in a pit. It’s not the best picture but shows a bit of the detail.
After a late lunch/early dinner at The Shed, I went back to my adobe home-away-from-home.