Finally, I am coming around to continue posting travelogues from our road trip to New Mexico. Day 2 – Oct 2. A short drive from Tamaya to Santa Fe. And then a full day and night in this cultural jewel of New Mexico.
After a visit to the lovely Basilica of St Francis, which has 15 Stations of the Cross painted on its walls – a perfect visual backdrop for my corresponding music, we walked to the center of town – the Plaza. While Elizabeth was hopping around the plaza, I made friends with Luis Alfredo, an Ecuadoran flute-maker and musician who was playing in the park.
Soon, we were playing together. Me, on a bass flute that Luis said he had made especially for shamanic use. He, on one of his smaller creations. I walked away from the park with the new Andean flute. When Luis heard I was a shaman, he made me a really good deal.
Later, I made this video with the flute featured in it:
And now, here are some other Santa Fe scenes…
This is the theater at which we discovered the Hungarian State Dance Ensemble would be performing the following night. So on a spur of the moment, we bought the tickets and decided to come back to Santa Fe the next evening, after a day’s drive through the mountains around Taos.