On a chile-hot August afternoon, Ledoux Street in Taos has a far-from-the-madding-crowd tranquility that belies its location. It’s just a few steps from the Plaza and the busy main thoroughfare, but a world away in atmosphere. As I stroll down this narrow winding road lined with 200-year-old adobe homes turned artist galleries, I’m transported back to the Taos of an earlier, less touristy time. It’s packed with picture-perfect charm: sunflowers twice my height bob in the breeze, lavender bushes flourish against glowing adobe walls, turquoise painted doors and window frames are satisfyingly crooked.
The quaintness would be a New Mexico cliché if Ledoux weren’t so utterly unpretentious and real – a street where working artists have lived, made their art, and made their name for the last century.
Read the full article on Ledoux Street in Taos. September 2010.