Santa Fe conjures up so many images ... Blue skies, artists retreat, Hispanic architectural influences and churches, red clay buildings, gastro centre, red chiles hanging from buildings and art galleries galore! It didnt disappoint ....
Santa Fe has the most art galleries after New York and London and it was a joy to see Chuck Jones Gallery, creator of bugs bunny and everything else - chuckjonesgallery.com
Popped over to Canyon Road where there must be over several hundred art galleries in exquisite local properties - lots of fun.
And a visit to SF wouldn't be complete without seeing one of my favourite artists at the Georgia O'Keefe Museum. She was a true visionary and expressed what she called 'the wideness and wonder of the world as I live in it' being the first advocate of modern art in America and epitomised the unusual shapes and colours of the architecture and landscape of Northern New Mexico.
SF is just wonderful to walk and soak up the history and atmosphere with a number of great eateries on the rooftop terraces overlooking the town.
And a little visit to www.tenthousandwaves.com in the foothills of Santa Fe to end a great day.
Maps and directions with iPhone already being sorted for the scenic
route up to Durango in the Lower Rockies tomorrow - already want to get back on the bike!