Archive for April 17th, 2018

Santa Fé potpourri

Closed door

Closed alley(?) gate, New Mexico History Museum.

Acoma facade copy

Façade/roofline copying Acoma church/mission/convento, New Mexico Museum of Art.

Plaza obelisk

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.

Holy water hotel StFrancis lobby

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.

Hotel StFrancis lobby fireplace

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.

Capitol leg art

Art in capitol walkway. The mandate to acquire/buy art dates to 1992.

Capitol rotunda up

Rotunda ceiling. This 1966 building is round, the only state capitol building to be so. There is no dome.

Capitol exterior

Capitol exterior, state seal sculpture above main entrance.

Old not adobe

Historic building that is not adobe, and has not been adobe-ized.

Stag or elk

The followign are all modern pots. Deer or elk?

Taos modern

Taos pottery is known for the mica flakes in the clay.

Indian bingo

Channel 4 is an Albuquerque station.

Big bird

Big bird. But what species?

Hummingbird

Hummingbird.

Threatening lizards

Threatening lizards. Additionally creepy that the faces aren’t depicted.

Airbrush style

Airbrush style. If this is in the clay pre-firing, I hypothesize that the technique is very complex/difficult.