Brown + Turquoise

Brown and turquoise. Turquoise and brown. A perfect pair. Hand in hand, you find them all over New Mexico.

New-Mexico-Lake

Even the parking structures in Santa Fe look nice. This one is by the Eldorado and Hilton hotels. Interesting mix of metal chevrons with the New Mexican columns:

Santa-Fe-Parking-Garage-with-Chevron

I saw many of these turquoise-encrusted steer skulls:

Turquoise-Skull

This was a fur and knit vest at Overland. Oh that place is so tempting. And so expensive. And I’ll be in Denver next weekend — the Overland there is too-too close to my hotel. I felt envious of others in Santa Fe who were walking around with Overland bags; we left empty-handed!

Brown-Fur-with-Turquoise-Tinge

A window display arrangement of rustic turquoise stones on a red rock. Just the window-shopping in Santa Fe is incredible. And pretty cheap hobby:

Turquoise-on-Brown-Rock

If I remember correctly from our history ghost tour, this is the row of columns that 6,000 people passed by to go through a door, never to come out again. They were okay; they were just part of The Manhattan Project. They stepped off a bus with black painted windows, passed these columns, went through a door here, and exited the back onto the same bus again and were driven away. It was to keep them away from the spies in town. Word is, a bookstore nearby was actually a cover for the spies running it, who wanted to steal our nuclear secrets. If only these columns could talk …

Turquoise-Posts

Here we’re just looking at pretty pictures, but there are many stories behind these turquoise and brown things and scenes.





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2 Replies to “Brown + Turquoise”

    1. Thank you for visiting Tazim! I like your post about being a nomad and what to bring from different countries (Sibella Court book). I agree about the hardware. It’s good to find little meaningful things you’ll use every day and that easily fit in a backpack or suitcase.

      Believe it or not, I’ve collected dirt from places around the world I’ve visited! Then I display it in glass tubes that were supposed to be for spices, with pretty labels telling where the dirt/sand is from. The dirt has all kinds of different colors and textures. But because they’re in spice jars, I keep them far away from the kitchen so there’s no mistake!

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