Madrid USA New Mexico Travel

Inspiration from the Grave: Madrid USA

Old Ghost Town Now an Artist Colony with a Unique Cemetery

The Turquoise Trail leads to Madrid and their creative Madrid Cemetery

The Turquoise Trail leads to Madrid and their creative Madrid 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 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

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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…

Madrid-Cemetery, New Mexico Travel

John Boniface 1951-2013

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.

Madrid-cemetery, Madrid USA

Derby Jim Jackson

Grave site, Madrid USA

Rick Nafey “Playing at the Party”

Tree stump grave marker, New Mexico Travel


Bicycle grave marker, Madrid USA

Don Brown Grave Site ‘Riding In Front’

Rock grave marker, Madrid USA

The Rock

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?

Saw blade in sun, madrid usa

Sun Shine



Sewing Machine grave marker, madrid-USA,

No Moe Sewing 1999 – 2012

Caddy grill grave marker, madrid-usa-0494-73

Vince Malone 1939-1990



Gas can grave marker, madrid USA, New Mexico Travel,

Larry Titus

Bottles around grave marker, Madrid USA, New Mexico Travel,


madrid USA, New Mexico Travel

Beloved Uncle

madrid USA, New Mexico Travel


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Cigar Smoker

madrid-USA, New Mexico Travel,

Peter Hodge Firefighter

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Patrick Dean Palmer

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Ann & Gregg

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Lendious Sel – Cowboy?



Madrid & Madrid Cemetery Map

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Editor & Chief, professional photographer who's passionate about fine arts, travel and food, and alternative health. Travel Food & Health will preview tour packages for travelers in Vietnam. Future tours will include other countries. Tom's been traveling in Asia as a travel photographer for over 4 years and knows the area's attractions, foods, and health opportunities.

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