Once upon a time, I thought bright colored architecture looked ridiculous. In my mind, houses were supposed to be brown or white, NOT teal or hot pink or lavender!
It took me moving to a place where all of the houses are either brown or white to appreciate des colores of my hometown of Anthony, NM. Now I smile whenever I pass by the town’s salmon-colored McDonald’s, the neon-orange Mexican bakery and the neighboring grape-purple haciendas.
Unfortunately, even though I have learned to appreciate the beauty of my hometown, I have yet to learn the value of taking a picture!!! I was so busy enjoying the views of the breathtaking architecture during this past week’s trip to New Mexico that it never occurred to me to pull out my camera.
[Donning my dunce cap]
I guess since I am not a tourist when I visit New Mexico, I do not think like a tourist. Therefore, I had to do a Google search of the especially lovely colores I spotted in Old Mesilla, a historic village just up the road from Anthony:
I hope I remember to USE my camera the next time I am around these amazing buildings.
In the meantime, I am officially OBSESSED with blue doors!!!
If you would like to see these places for yourself, check out Old Mesilla’s website for info on lodging, great food, entertainment and more!