18 August, 2009

Taos, New Mexico

15 August 2009

During our last visit to Santa Fe,New Mexico, we planned to visit Taos- Pueblo as it's along the way but we didn't go as after checking from internet the area was closed for religious activities for that month.

This round we checked the internet to make sure there were no religious activity going on and no closure to public, so we went to Taos to visit this area. It was 4-5 hours drive from Colorado Springs, but when we arrived it's closed for visitors because they are having a funeral ceremony...I felt I really do not have any " Yuan Fen" with this place!!! I have no faith to visit this spiritual place :(
( No one can predict the funeral ,right?)

Anyway, here are the some information about this place if you are interested.

Taos Pueblo is located in a valley of a tributary of the Rio Grande and at an elevation of about 7600 feet. Pueblos is the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. The multi-storied adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years. According to some sources, it is fair to say that architecture began in the United States with the Pueblo cultures.

Seem we both have no luck to visit this place, we just stop by the Taos Historic District for a short walk before drive back to C-Springs. Besides the unlucky stuff, we did enjoy the scenery along our journey especially Eagle Nest Lake and building structure in New Mexico.

Eagle Nest Lake
Finally arrived Taos!

Taos Historic District

Buildings along the Historic District

Restaurant at Historic District

Art Galleries along the road

Restaurant at Taos Plaza

Shops nearby Taos Plaza
Cute Painting

Another restaurant

Dried Chili for home deco

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge (Strong wind)


Little Corner of Mine said...

This place looks pretty cool, never been there, only to Santa Fe. We went to their new housing development to take a look at the model houses. It's very unique that even their houses are been in this way.

Oh, how's the siew mai?

不一样的天空 said...

Hi!LCOM,I think Santa Fe still better I guess coz of the Canyon Road.
The Siew mai tasted good but not 100% same like the restaurant siew mai.I am thinking wether they add some salted fish inside the mixture.