Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Last Day

 The return to Albuquerque...
 This is Pie Town, which is on the Continental Divide. The town--which is a real place with a real history--was a disappointment. The pie cafes keep funny hours, alas, so the one I really wanted to go to was closed. We did have pie at one place, but it was a disappointment (to me, at least): small "personal" pies (which we shared), served on styrofoam, no coffee even offered. Boo!


 The Pie Festival is probably quite fun...the weekend AFTER our visit.




 This is part of the Very Large Array.


 The spot-in-the-road town of Magdalena, New Mexico, population 913 in the 2000 Census.










Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Next Day

 This is the sunrise (something I don't see very often!).








It was magical...hard to leave!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

In the Desert


 This is the New Mexico desert where The Lightning Field is located (as noted, no pictures of the artwork or the cabin are allowed, but I thought the sky and desert landscape might give an idea of the sublime space and silence).


















Monday, September 26, 2016

On the Way

 The primary reason for my trip to New Mexico was to visit the Walter De Maria's 1977 work of art The Lightning Field. Here are some pix of the road on the way to Quemado, New Mexico. Some photos tomorrow, but the artwork is copyrighted and so no photos are allowed.