Sunday, December 12, 2010
The Lighting of Ledoux St is an annual event that literally outshines all others. The whole town turns out to stroll along this quaint little street, filled with galleries and shops, and lined from end to end with paper bag luminarias. The humble bags-with-candles are also called farolitos, and last night I heard someone call them bagolitos. Funny! Crackling camp fires blaze at intervals along the way, so people can stop and warm up, while sipping wine or cider, munching cookies, and chatting with friends. Last night was, by all accounts so far, the Best Ledoux Ever. The pictures I took are terribly blurry because I hate using the flash, so I did a little digital magic in Photoshop, and made them look like paintings. It's a perfect way to depict Taos, which I think must have more artists per capita than just about anyplace. Enjoy...
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