Thursday, March 24, 2011

Taos: Camino de la Serna and Arroyo Hondo land grants

I'm not making this up. Some locals formed a Spanish land grant board under NM law for land encompassing most of Taos. They filed claim to title for most of Taos. All real estate sales and refinancings have stalled in 2011. WAITING FOR QUEEN ISABELLA TO RULE, I guess.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Pueblo/Adobe style high-maintenance

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If you don't re-stucco regularly, water and mold damage soon follow.

Indian land?

Wandering around Taos, you will see large undeveloped tracts of land. Locals often say they are non-contiguous Pueblo lands. Difficult to confirm.

the tract in the center


Thursday, February 24, 2011

surrounded by beauty


hardly a place in Taos, that if you look up and around something beautiful

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Western ranch appearance


Infrequently, elements of Western ranch style are adopted as a building style. The dark browns contrast with golds of willow trees catching the afternoon sun.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Tepee in Town


A few tepees may be seen in Town. This one is behind Smith's on Siler.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Upscale pueblo style


The obvious pueblo style in an upscale compound off La Loma Plaza.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


crypto-forestry (I don't make this up): return of the urban repressed (weeds, thickets, saplings, fringes); a special kind of beauty

Monday, February 14, 2011

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

On LeDoux

more Taos architectural angles

Friday, February 04, 2011

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saturday, January 22, 2011