I decided to just spend the day today in and around Taos. Being a Sunday morning, things in town were pretty quiet and parking was free and plentiful. I tried going back into town later in the day and the traffic was crazy so I turned around and headed back up towards Arroyo Seco and the ski area.
Taos is a small, artsy town which reminds me very much of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Lots of restaurants, craft and jewelry shops, art studios and high-end clothing stores. When I was here a few years ago there was a guy dressed up as Zorro riding his horse around town, posing for pictures but I didn’t come across him in the five days I’ve been here.
This is a side street I parked on:
Many of the stores are around the park in the middle of town square:
And there are lots of nooks and crannies, pedestrian-only side streets:
This was some interesting artwork. A stand-alone nose and mouth, bordered on each side by figures whose heads give the appearance of eyes on a face.
And this stuffed bear at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory was taking a break, getting rested up for his big day ahead.