Sunday, February 08, 2009

Santa Fe 1

The Palace of the Governors, New Mexico

While revisiting the images from our trip to New Mexico, I realized I never got around to sharing some of my favorites from Santa Fe. These are from the Palace of the Governors where Native American vendors gather everyday on the front porch to sell handcrafted objects. They can only sell artwork that is crafted either by them or their household member. I enjoyed admiring their work, but more than that - conversing with them about their craft.

Native American artists 1

Native American artists 1

15 comments:

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Awsome Moi:)
I like the colours the people and New Mexico,I just have not been there, so must go too. welldone very great showing of culture!

Happy weekwishes from JoAnn/Holland

photowannabe said...

I absolutely love the panorama shot. I almost feel like I've stepped onto a movie set. The soft gold and browns really set the mood. Great character studies too. Glad you decided to share them with us.

RD said...

These are wonderful! I love that place.

Hilary said...

The colours are just amazing. What a lovely spot and fantastic shots.

Lori said...

Oh, Santa Fe is one of my favorite places!! I was excited to see your post as I was there this past October for a wedding. I too enjoyed seeing all the beautiful things they had crafted there. Their work is gorgeous! Your photos are wonderful too! I hope you show us more from Santa Fe!

Kerri said...

Moi, your beautiful photos take me right there to Santa Fe! Especially love the first pic, but all 3 are great people shots.
Curious question: How do you get your photos to post so large?

tommie said...

Those are amazing! I have never been to NM

Shalom said...

Oooh I love such markets, especially for the jewellery! Even if I don't buy anything, its still fun to just admire the pieces. Btw, the clarity on that second shot is stunning!

yesbuts said...

Great series of images

Jas Bhambra said...

Great shots, Swati. I'd be so interested in buying that jewellery items and trinkets! :)

Jen said...

I love the first shot - it is great!

Sarad said...

that's a really cute toy dog. i would buy that for any price!

Ginnie said...

That top photo is worth more than a million words, Moi! OMG! You should get an award for it!

June said...

I've always wanted to go...thanks for the virtual tour! Fantastic colors...

Kate said...

I have been a frequent visitor to one of my favorite cities in the world, and you captured its spirit so beautifully. Makes me so homesick for it. Trying to convince DH to move permanently, but he's not as willing as I to pull up stakes. The cultures in NM have captivated me for years.