I am past a work deadline and can catch up some more on adventures during 2016. Here is Santa Fe – a gorgeous landscape and an incredible art community. Wonderful, yet financially quite humbling – as most good artwork was $500 or more (I did buy a sculpture less than that, and I love it.) But the paintings that I really loved were in the $20,000s. (Encaustics.) How can one afford that?
Then I wandered the Bandelier National Monument to the northwest of Santa Fe, and saw nature’s gorgeous art and the U.S.’s incredible human history, for $20.
My hotel – Fort Marcy
View from my front door
The square downtown
Breakfast at Tia Sophia’s, at the counter.
Georgia O’Keefe Museum
One of her early works in college
An inner courtyard
Love this sculpture; I would have liked to see it lit.
My friend Paul Rhymer’s work at the Manitou Gallery. Out of focus, but incredible!
Bandelier National Monument, approaching the pueblo ruins and cliff dwellings
Random stranger inside one of the dwellings, for scale.