|Rt.14 - Madrid, NM|
|Art shop...Madrid, NM|
|Madrid Mining Station|
As we traveled to Sante Fe...we took Old Route 14 or The Turquoise Trail! Know for it's mines for gold and turquoise. We come upon Madrid, NM. An old mining town now artist community. All the original buildings are still in existence.
This particular town was very famous. Walt Disney used this town to try out his new ideas. Christmas lights for the outdoors. Pilots used to fly their planes over this area just to show their passengers the lights in the nighttime sky!! Madrid still lights up the night!! It is not as big a display as days of old but still something to see.
Madrid is the perfect place to go to do your Christmas shopping!! There are probably about 100 to 150 artists who live and work here. It is really something to see. They even have a working Saloon complete with stage where musicians and actors perform.
Also along the way is Golden, New Mexico. Known obviously for the gold they discovered within the mountains there. They have an original adobe church which sits up on a hill. So beautiful!!
|rock formation outside Madrid|
Hope you enjoy the pics. Have a magical and blessed day!!