Harwood Museum of Art
This is not the weather we expected in the Southwest at this time of year. According to the forecast this is only temporary and we should see the sun tomorrow.
First stop today was the Harwood Museum of Art. Contemporary Southwest Artists a lovely building with odd shaped galleries. The Hispanic Traditions Gallery featured collections of Retablos (religious paintings on wood) as well as sculpture. The Taos Society of Artists were well represented as well as more contemporary works by the “Taos Moderns”.
Harwood Museum of Art photos
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Scenes from Ledoux Street
The homes are built with recycled materials; they harvest water from rain and snowfall and reuse it. The water is used first for showers and drinking then for irrigating houseplants and food producing plants and then for flushing toilets. There are solar panels, and windmills for electric power, and a solar/thermal system for heating and cooling which quite effectively maintains a 70-degree temperature year round. Most interesting of the major building materials are recycled automobile tires, glass bottles and aluminum cans.
This is an interesting idea but not for old people (like us).
After a late lunch and some errands we called it a day.
Tomorrow we take the High Road from Taos to Espanola and then head to Medenales, into the welcoming arms of our friends Jan and Seamus.