Monday, August 23, 2010

Five years, WOW! And More Indian Market

It was exactly five years ago today that we picked up our new motorhome, which we named Cholula Red.

It seems like so long ago and yet it seems just like yesterday.

How this one thing has changed our life, it is absolutely the very best decision we ever made.

I just spent a bit of time looking at my website where I first began writing about our adventures. One thing I can say for sure is that I'm a much better photographer than I was when we started this journey!

Okay, enough reminiscing, on to

Indian Market Part 2

I was in awe of this tiny little piece, I really should have included something to show the scale. Made from the lining of a walrus stomach, this parka is no more than four inches tall.

It's a truly beautiful piece of work.

I love the architecture of Santa Fe.
There's something about the way
the angular adobe shapes fit together.
It pleases my senses.

This skirt also pleases me,
but not the price tag ($120).
I've found several
of these tiered fiesta skirts
at the local thrift shops.
While not as fanciful as this one,
they were a lot more affordable.

Still, if I was rolling in cash,
I'd buy this in a second.

Saint Michael's in the background,
Indian Market in the foreground.

The end of the Santa Fe Trail,
right in the middle of the plaza.

Another shot of the shapes of adobe.

I think it's the timeless quality
that appeals to me.
(Remember that you can click
for a larger version of any photo).

Many of the old buildings
are topped with bricks.

More adobe shapes.

Santa Fe is also blessed
with an abundance of outdoor art.

I love this face.

We found this astounding piece
in one of the gallery courtyards.
That's one of the joys of Santa Fe,
discovering artifacts like this
in hidden places.

One final "adobe" shot.
This is the famed La Fonda Hotel.

I still have more photos from Indian Market. I'll try to get them up in the next day or two.

Till then


Mimi said...

Happy Cholula anniversary! Happy our friendship anniversary too, well I guess that would be sometime next week really. Didn't you only have Cholula a week before coming for the LaDeze get together?
Hugs kiddo's. Miss you!

Kate said...

Mimi, Yep, just about 5 years now. Hope we get to see you guys before another 5!


photowannabe said...

I can't believe its 5 years ago too. Lots of life has gone on since then.
I'm happy you made the right decision an life is good for you in N.M.
I feel the same way about our move to Rocklin 3 years ago. Its the best thing ever.
Miss you and just love these gorgeous market place pix.

DearMissMermaid said...

Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary. Awesome pictures. Great writing, love your blog. :)