Taos, New Mexico, Vacation Travel, Sightseeing
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Georgia O'Keeffe visited as did DH Lawrence.
On the road to Taos there is a church in Rancho de Taos that some say is the most photographed church in the country.
With 310 sunny days each year, dry air at 7000 feet, and the spectacular sunsets, Taos and the stark architecture of Rancho de Taos and Taos Pueblo have inspired artists for years and offer plenty of outdoor activity for visitors
Shopping tops the list for some visitors to the Taos Pueblo. The families living there create Pottery, paintings jewelry, and woven items,
Taos Perfect Climate
Taos Pueblo has been a draw for
sightseers since artists and
photographers discovered it in the
How to Get to Santa Fe/Taos:
Albuquerque Airport (ABQ)serves the area of Santa Fe with International flights and rental cars. From Albuquerque head north on Route I-25 to Santa Fe, about 65 miles.
From Santa Fe it is 70 miles north to Taos via Route 84-north to Route 68 north.
If you are using Santa Fe as a base to visit Taos, you will find that Cultural Events are diverse and plentiful in Santa Fe.
Santa Fe Cooking School and Market
116 W. San Francisco St.
Regular schedule of dinners and wine tasting including lectures on viticulture.
July: Santa Fe International Folk Art Market
The world's largest international folk art market, 100 artists from 40 countries. Weaving, pottery, clothing, and jewelry. Performances, artist demonstrations, and Ethnic foods.
Location: Museum Hill.
July: Art Santa Fe, Art Fair, held at El Museo Cultural where 55 worldwide galleries showcase work.
July: Traditional Spanish Market
Hispanic artists numbering 200 display work on the Santa Fe Plaza each year for the annual Traditional Spanish Market.
Check the www.SantaFe.org/calendar for many other summer events
Rafting on the Chama River
Rancho de Taos just south of Taos Pueblo has been an inspiration for artists and photographers since the 1940s visit by Ansel Adams.
Rancho de Taos
On the high road to Taos the church in Chimayo is a worthwhile stop
On the high road to Taos from Santa Fe the church in Chimayo offers abobe architecture and a chapel reported to produce miraculous sand.
The northern road out of Chimayo leads to Taos, a 1920s retreat for the sickly D. H. Lawrence when he sought a ranch cure for tuberculosis. His wife Frieda reportedly interned his ashes at Kiowa Ranch on Lobo Mountain.
The adobe church at Rancho de Taos is reportedly the most painted and photographed church in the country. The massive shapes of simple adobe attracted Georgia O'Keeffe in 1929 when she transformed the converging lines caused by low morning sun from brittle angles to soft curvilinear abstractions that roll off the rounded buttresses and blend with the earth.
Ansel Adams photographed the church in 1929 and Paul Strand photographed the same building in 1932 producing hard-edged starkly realistic prints.
The three also made images of the thousand year old Taos Pueblo, now a World Heritage Site and an active village where 65 Indian families still live in the oldest continually inhabited community in the US.
Road to Taos
The families living at Taos Pueblo bake bread in their bee hive ovens and make pottery, jewelry, and paintings while offering a glimpse of their life to tourists who come to walk amid the simple two and three story adobe dwellings.
The 1850s San Geronimo chapel at Taos was photographed in 1942 by Ansel Adams
the buildings in the muted colors of adobe and desert sage are homage to understated elegance and the desert's stark simplicity.
Sandia Peak Albuquerque
On the high road to Taos the church in Chimayo
In Taos Pueblo artisans create pottery and rugs for sale within the pueblo which is a 1000 year old settlement of native Americans.
Taos New Mexico Vacation Travel and sightseeing offers the western buildings of Taos and the small quiet town north of Santa Fe that draws Sightseers to its thousand year old Taos Pueblo
Taos Pueblo welcomes tourists
Sandia Peak offers a tram to the peaktop restaurant
Sandia Peak south of Taos