Santa Fe sits atop the ruin of a thousand year-old Indian pueblo
where women made pottery in the Anasazi / Tewa tradition; an art that
continues to the present day in the surrounding pueblos.
Spanish settlers brought their folk art traditions of carved and
painted religious images, called bultos and santos, as well as skill in
blanket weaving, furniture making, blacksmithing, and tinwork.
The unique mingling of fine art galleries with gracious adobe homes on
winding, shaded streets is the essence of Canyon Road’s charm.
We strolled back, avoiding the black ice and snowy patches, to our hotel via the shaded the road one block south of Canyon Road and
enjoyed the ancient stone-lined canal and the beautiful adobe homes, which
have depended on it for centuries.