The Ghost Ranch is about an hour and a half drive North of Santa Fe, just past Abiquiu. Georgia O’Keeffe spent a lot of time here and the flat top mountain, Pedernal, appears in one of her paintings.
Here are a few scenes I had the pleasure to photograph on my last trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The sword dancer was a teen performing under the watchful eyes of her mom. V8 powered three wheel motorcycles are a frequent sight in Northern New Mexico as they are made there.
Santa Fe is a ritzy town at a 7000 foot elevation surrounded by desert. Population is only 68,000. It’s the capitol of New Mexico too. I wandered up to nearby Tesuque and further on to Abiquiu and the Ghost Ranch, an area that inspired many of Georgia O’keeffe’s paintings. The food here is based on Mexican cuisine, but the red and green chile sauces are unique to New Mexico. Most buildings are adobe or a simulated adobe sometimes called Santa Fake. Some structures date back to the 17th century. There are also many art galleries. Note the engine in the rail yard was painted for a Bond movie. It actually belongs to Santa Fe Southern.