Third time lucky.
Last week Lisa and I visited Taos, we didn't have time to go to the Pueblo, so we went back the next day only to find the Pueblo closed for a funeral.
Not one to be put off easily, I went back again yesterday. It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining, the sky immense with huge white clouds.
So I went back into Taos to explore more.
I visited a number of art Galleries and I had lunch once again at Grahame's Grill.
It's a place we have picked to take our T&L tour to next year.
I loved the colors in the restaurant... and I've decided to paint and decorate Keith's office at home in the same style.
Lunch was the best cup of coffee I've had in the US and calamari.
Then on to Common Threads and I found a beautiful quilt to purchase. I think its a Kantha Quilt. Its old and worn... but I love it and it will be a wall decoration at home.
This is a vintage quilt made up of various pieces of cotton.
The back is plain and you can see the quilting detail.
I have added photos to my facebook page
There was rather a lot of people there so it was hard to get images without 'tourists' but it was an inspiring place to be.
I visited with a lady in her house, she made me fresh Indian bread and I sat on a chair outside in the sun and dripped the honey down my arm.... it is so healthy for you.
Taos Pueblo (or Pueblo de Taos) is an ancient pueblo belonging to a Taos (Northern Tiwa) speaking Native American tribe of Pueblo people. It is approximately 1000 years old and lies about 1-mile (1.6 km) north of the modern city of Taos, New Mexico, USA.
The Red Willow Creek, or Rio Pueblo de Taos (also called Rio Pueblo), is a small stream which flows through the middle of the pueblo from its source in the Sangre de Cristo Range.
A reservation of 95,000 acres (380 km2) is attached to the pueblo, and about 1,900 people live in this area.
Taos Pueblo is a member of the Eight Northern Pueblos. The Taos community is known for being one of the most secretive and conservative pueblos.
Taos Pueblo's most prominent architectural feature is a multi-storied residential complex of reddish-brown adobe divided into two parts by the Rio Pueblo. According to the Pueblo's Web site, it was probably built between 1000 and 1450 A.D. It was designated a National Historic Landmark on October 9, 1960, and in 1992 became a World Heritage Site. As of 2006, about 150 people live in it full-time.
It was a fabulous day and worth while being persistant.