Around Taos Plaza and Bent Street. I must admit that I went and bought a new "flip" camera which allows you to take simple videos and post them on the web.
Well, yesterday I just couldn't stay in the office for one more second because; we were having the first really lovely, warm day in a long time. As an excuse, I went out with my cute little new video camera and shot short videos around Taos Plaza and on Bent Street.
For those of you who have not been to Taos, the center of town is a large lovely Plaza. The buildings around the Plaza are pueblo style (a style which is prevalent in town and one copied from the Taos Pueblo.)
The Plaza is a great place to stroll. Many lovely shops showcase Art, and Jewelry. The Open Space Gallery is an artist co-op where you can find Photography, Paintings and hand crafted items.
There is a nice coffee shop in the bottom of La Fonda Hotel. There is also a very fine mineral/rock shop which carries jewelry by well known artists.
From the Plaza there are two alley ways which lead to Bent Street which is a walking mall area filled with Bookstores, shops, coffeehouses and other interesting spots.
Bent Street is a great place to go, sit and people watch. Down another small street there are numerous art galleries. Parks Gallery specializes in modern art. Robert Parsons Gallery is known for housing some of the old Taos masters as well as other beautiful collections. At the end of this small alley is the Jerry Mann Studio which is well worth visiting.
I hope you enjoy my short tour around the center of Taos. Stay tuned. I'll be out and about again with my Flip.