April 18th, 2017 - Still in Santa Fe, New Mexico
We left our room just before nine and ate breakfast at the hotel. I tried a healthier version and had an omelette made with egg whites, filled with a mixture of chopped spinach and other veggies, turkey sausage patties, a kebab of fruit; a piece of orange, two kinds of melon and a strawberry, two large slices of wheat bread which came with two dabs of butter. I still couldn't finish everything and ate about half.
Gregg enjoyed 2 slices of toasted white bread, the same kebab of fruit, sausage links, two eggs over easy, and home fries.
There was a small garden to look at and right near our window....
There was also an American Indian statue that I would like to investigate further before we leave.
The last time we were in Santa Fe four years ago, we loved Museum Hill. Today we revisited our favorite part. There were pieces I remembered outside and there were also pieces new to me, like this......
Beautiful! "Homeward Bound", 1989, bronze, edition of six. Allan Houser (Haozous), Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache, 1914-1994.
This is my favorite statue in the museum grounds.
This is called "The Apache Mountain Spirit Dancer", sculpture by Craig Dan Goseyun. Plaza at Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe, New Mexico. It towers above me. I remember the first time I ever saw it. I just fell in love with this extraordinary sculpture.
It is hard to show you all the colors or detail. The sun was overhead and it was hard to capture it fully.
I was very interested to see this particular sculpture. I seem to remember an identical one at the Museum for the American Indian in Washington DC.
It is called "As Long As The Water Flows", 1988. Bronze, edition of eight. Another by Allan Houser.
This is another statue I found amazing.
She is entitled Morning Prayer - Jemez Pueblo by Estella Loretto.
We went inside one of the museums and had a wonderful walk around. Unfortunately I could not take photos inside but I had so much fun recording the fabulous sculptures outside, I didn't mind but a smidgen. We watched a movie of three people, Native Americans, two gentlemen and a lady. They were extremely interesting telling us about their childhood. There were others but we wanted to see as much as we could of so many things that day. I could have stayed another hour or so listening to others stories, and looking at all those incredible artifacts but it was time to move on.
We bought a book at the museum gift shop, showing the history of the area and the tribes who lived here. We will be enjoying that book for years to come.
From there we went across the road to the botanical garden. But I think I downloaded so many photos in my previous post, I will leave that until my next one and keep this shorter.