Santa Fe, New Mexico – Day3

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical issues.

The motorhome is parked at Fraternal Order of Eagles #2811. I expect to be here a couple of more days.

Santa Fe has a population of about 68,000 and is at about 7,000 feet of elevation. You can read all about this city by clicking this Wikipedia informational link…,_New_Mexico

Yesterday I drove the Bronco the less than two miles to Canyon Road in Santa Fe. According to their brochure, it’s a half-mile long with more than 100 galleries, artist studios, boutiques and restaurants.

I soon discovered that I live in another world than these folks. The prices are outrageous…or at least I thought so. I openly confess I do not appreciate “modern art”. When I look at something I cannot figure out what it is or what the artist is trying to convey…it’s hard for me to appreciate it. It must be the ex-engineer in me!  🙂

Here’s an example…painting size (in inches) followed by the price…
13×13 – $1,600
40×23 – $7,500
51×78 – $17,000
30×48 – $6,000

Here are some photos that I took there…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

This blown glass is 48x22x6 – $30,000…

Most of the galleries I wandered into, I barely got a grunt as a greeting. I think they could detect I wasn’t a buyer.

However in the gallery I enjoyed the most. Lakind, I got a most enthusiastic greeting by a young gal named Sophie. She explained that they have the most unusual gallery on Canyon Road because they feature paintings by both father and daughter. Here’s their website link…

Today’s extra large photo gallery is for my life-partner Mary, who is not traveling with me at the moment. She is a true art affection-ado and it would have taken us weeks before we left Santa Fe. As for myself, I enjoy art I can understand, so I had an enjoyable time wandering around Canyon Road…understanding what I could. I’ll continue exploring the city today.

Enjoying interesting places is another joy of a full-time RVer!

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9 thoughts on “Santa Fe, New Mexico – Day3

  1. Paul Cahill

    Well, you can’t say this art lacks color.

  2. What a bright and colorful post!!!

  3. I love all the colorful displays in today’s photos, love that sculpture of the woman in the garden but I must say, I think I would get tired of terra cotta buildings in a hurry living down there!!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Wow, I love your photo’s and what great travels you make. May I ask how you make your photo’s so vibrant? They are so full of color, what is your secret?

    greetings from Amsterdam

    • ramblinmanjimj

      Hi Renee
      My camera is a Sony DSC-HX200V. The pictures you liked were shot in the watercolor mode that can be set on the camera. I really like to use this modes on old buildings and landscapes and yes this mode accentuates the colors. It takes a little getting used to and now I find I’m having trouble going back to the regular picture mode. Thanks for your comments. Jim

  5. Great pics! The colors are amazing. I especially love the top pic. I have a sick obsession with art glass…and the color blue.

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