Thursday, October 28, 2004

Aqui en Taos courtesy of KTAO

A male call-in to Trash & Treasures on Solar Radio KTAO: 1 GameBoy, '85 Chevy truck hotrod low-rider with 22" wheels, parrot feathers for the many Aztec dancers in Taos.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

The Rural Gourmet

Sugar Nymphs Cafe Posted by Hello
Gourmet magazine, October 2004, top eight middle of nowhere places for a gourmet meal. Penasco is in the Taos neighborhood, sort of, 45 minutes.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

High Desert Grapes

Grape arbor in town Posted by Hello

The neighbors say the grapes are wonderful.

Monday, October 25, 2004

Politically Correct Blue: Taos Blues

Attended a Planning Commission meeting where a rep of the volunteer fire department was interrogated about the color they intended to paint the trim of the main firehouse. He was released when he chose Taos Blue -- a color much like the definition of pornography -- you'll know it when you see it.

Taos Blues Posted by Hello

Taos Exposure: backyard ballooning

If Northern Exposure had a balloon festival, it would be the Taos Mountain Balloon Festival, late in October, several weeks after the big bash in Albuquerque.

El Salto Posted by Hello

from Gusdorf facing South Posted by Hello

looking West Posted by Hello

takedown Posted by Hello

from Bypass looking North Posted by Hello

Saturday, October 23, 2004

Taos street life: Why not street banners?

Sylvia Tait Street Banners in Toronto
Posted by Hello

Taos, with a tourist economy, would be a natural for sponsoring a street banner contest for banners along Paseo del Pueblo. What an opportunity for recognizing hispanic traditions and families, Taos pueblo, and the contributions of the art community. If Shuswa, British Columbia can do it,, why not here?

Distinctively Taos: Lighting Ledoux

Ledoux entrance fires Posted by Hello

Ledoux Gorman Gallery Posted by Hello

Blazing Saddles Posted by Hello

Early in December, historic LeDoux Street opens for a typically Taos festival -- open to everyone but intimate -- a place to meet friends in the chill of a winter evening.
For more on Lighting LeDoux

Friday, October 22, 2004

Distinctively Taos: Orlando's

Orlando's Restaurant 2004 Posted by Hello

Love the "lost and found" eyeglasses hanging on the interior glassless window.

Taos street life: Kill the one-way pair option

Cafe Renato street scene: Paseo del Pueblo Norte Posted by Hello

It seems like every town and city, except Taos, officials from Tokyo to Aspen treasure street life. Cafes on the street are virtually universal. Far from hindering street life, 2-way traffic is part of the life of the street. Taos merchants recognize it. When will Taos Town officials abandon their goal of one-way pairing through town and, instead, encourage local cafes put out tables on sidewalks wherever possible?