Inspiration from the Grave: Madrid USA
Old Ghost Town Now an Artist Colony with a Unique Cemetery
Madrid USA New Mexico Travel
Madrid USA a small town in New Mexico. Madrid is a place to see, it’s a restored ghost-town. It’s only a short drive (about 40 minutes) between Albuquerque and Santa Fe along the old Turquoise Trail (see map bottom of page) in central New Mexico. Walking around the town, shopping and sightseeing and dining on great food are the things to do here. This town has character!
Find hand-made artwork along the roadside in Madrid USA. Art and crafts are special in this very spiritual place. This is not only a reclaimed ghost town, but also an American Indian spiritual area. Found here are many creative handmade items for such as jewelry, crystals, leather goods, hanging items for walls and ceiling and trees..you get the idea.
Food and Drink
Don’t forget the Southwestern Mexican food. One place to try is the Mine Shaft Tavern. There are a few other restaurants here too. There’s an old train behind the Mine Shaft along with old rusted railroad parts. I came here before proceeding up to Santa Fe, another artsy area with great food.
Creativity Follows a Unique Path in Madrid USA
Madrid USA Cemetery
Taking it With You to the Grave
This cemetery is just one example of a place where creativity lasts forever. Have you ever seen a cemetery like this one anywhere? Creative is a word you say when you see art on the walls or jewelry for sale. How do you explain this cemetery? I had to make two visits to these grave sites to obtain quality photographs. On my first visit the light was coming from the wrong direction. I came back again with my camera to make more photographs. I guess you can take it to the grave? Hope you enjoy the photographs…
Traveling in New Mexico is interesting, especially when you see the cemetery. The Madrid USA Cemetery is worth a visit! These Photographs are by far the most popular images I have on Pinterest.
I didn’t read the inscription of the grave marker “Sunshine” until I processed this image in the computer, which is the time I noticed the flare that the lens/sun created. Is this a sign?? Strange or Spiritual?
Madrid & Madrid Cemetery Map