Silver City

(Silver City NM)
Visited the Silver City Museum where they had displays on mining, ghost towns, Chicano musicians, pioneer life, native tribes and early settlers.

Brick building with trees

Silver City Historical Museum

Based on the museum docent’s recommendation, I ate lunch at Jaliscos Mexican Restaurant. It turned out to not be authentic, and marginal food.

Adobe shops on side street

Colorful shops and galleries

Most galleries were closed as I happened to stop on their off day. So, I roamed the streets taking photos of the colorful buildings, murals, etc. Perhaps I could return in the fall when they have an art festival.

Brightly colored wall painting

Mural on a side street

The best gallery for local artists was just closing, but they let me come in to look anyway. Some very nice work including paintings, pottery, sculpture, weaving, jewelry, etc. They have a sculpture courtyard, and an adjoining space for performance, mainly music and a recording studio. They bill themselves as the Seedboat Center for the Arts.

Mural with embossed tile

Another mural

Walked along the Big Ditch for a couple of blocks. The original row of merchants were along this creek. However, there was a huge flood and all the shops fell into the ditch. They were rebuilt a block away, making a shift in the main merchant area.

Walking park along a canal

The Big Ditch

After a few hours, I got gas and groceries. And then, it was on to my next stop rolling north on US-180.

Site: Downtown Silver City
Scene: Old downtown, galleries, shops

4 Responses to Silver City

  1. J. RICHARD SECOR April 27, 2014 at 11:24 pm #

    Interesting place.

  2. Pleinguy April 28, 2014 at 12:37 am #

    Yes. I really needed more time to do it justice.

  3. Dragonfly April 29, 2014 at 6:05 pm #

    Haven’t been to Silver City but I want to go. Will you go with me in a few years? Or maybe less.

    • Pleinguy April 29, 2014 at 6:40 pm #

      It would make a nice outing. If I’m in the area when you are I would likely go with you. Who knows where I will be by then though.

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