Monday, December 23, 2013

A stroll along Canyon Road


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.

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