Tuesday, 17 April 2018
Closed alley(?) gate, New Mexico History Museum.
Façade/roofline copying Acoma church/mission/convento, New Mexico Museum of Art.
Obelisk, center of plaza. All Spanish land grants legal descriptions near Santa Fé are measured from this point. The plaza used to continue two blocks east and two west from the remaining portion.
St. Francis Hotel, holy water in lobby. With lapdogs. The beeswax candles are only lighted at night. The name dates to 2008; prior to that, it was the De Vargas Hotel, and it relocated here in 1924.
During the 2008 renovations, this old fireplace surround was discovered intact behind later materials. It was a surprise find. Note that to the left is the doorway to the Gruet tasting room; sadly, we skipped it.
Art in capitol walkway. The mandate to acquire/buy art dates to 1992.
Rotunda ceiling. This 1966 building is round, the only state capitol building to be so. There is no dome.
Capitol exterior, state seal sculpture above main entrance.
Historic building that is not adobe, and has not been adobe-ized.
The followign are all modern pots. Deer or elk?
Taos pottery is known for the mica flakes in the clay.
Channel 4 is an Albuquerque station.
Big bird. But what species?
Threatening lizards. Additionally creepy that the faces aren’t depicted.
Airbrush style. If this is in the clay pre-firing, I hypothesize that the technique is very complex/difficult.