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Saturday, May 08, 2010

Old Town

Anne wanted me to check on the artwork she put on consignment at a coffee shop in Old Town. All of her work is still on the walls.
Grinnygranny had yesterday off so we went down to see and walked around some of the shops. It's been years since we've walked around the place since it's basically a toursit destination. GG had to go to the Cat Shop, but we were saddened by the lack of product. It's clear the store is on it's last legs. In fact many of the stores appear to be hanging on by only a thread. One of the byproducts of an economic down turn. It could be that its a month before the peak tourist season. There are some shops there that have fantastic art. Not all of it the kind you hang on a wall. Lots of pottery, t-shirts, mugs, metal work, jewelry... Silk scarves with very intricate pattersn seem to be popular.
We bought a few items, it is possible to find some things under ten dollars. It was actually a nice break from just going to a mall and walking around.

4 comments:

Michael Manning said...

This is fantastic! :D)

P M Prescott said...

Whenever you get this way, Michael, maybe I'll show you around the place.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

We stayed at Old Town three years ago during our summer vacation after not visiting Abq for over 10 years. I was surprised to see how far downhill everything was. It was a shadow of its former self. Now it looks like things have gotten worse.
In one of the shops we went into the manager was ordering so called native american stock out of an Oriental Trading catalog. I thought it was hilarious.

P M Prescott said...

Nothing new there. I remember them selling original Indian jewelry stamped Made In Japan over forty years ago.