Adobe Architecture Celebrated In Latest New Mexico True Stories Video

NMTD News:
 
SANTA FE  In this season of excess surrounding the latest technology and “all things shiny and new,” the New Mexico Tourism Department is celebrating something timeless and unique to New Mexico… adobe.
 
“Cured Earth,” the ninth video in the tourism department’s popular New Mexico True Stories video series, has been released via NewMexico.org and the Visit New Mexico social media sites. The video tells the story of how New Mexico’s dirt and mud are transformed into adobe, creating many of the memorable landmarks around the state.
 
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“You’ve heard the expression, ‘dumb as mud?’ Well, that’s not really how we think about our mud here in New Mexico,” explains narrator Thomas Wingate, native New Mexican and Santa Fe-based cowboy. Wingate goes on to describe adobe as, “part earth, part water, transformed by the hands of man into something wonderful… magical.”
 
“Adobe is a defining feature of New Mexico’s unique architecture, and something visitors from around the world are drawn to discover and explore,” Rebecca Latham, cabinet secretary for the New Mexico Tourism Department said. “Along with our endless skies and stunning landscapes, adobe gives our state a look and feel that can’t be found anywhere else.”
 
In conjunction with the video’s release the tourism department has created the New Mexico True Adobe Trail, which includes fifteen historic and inspirational structures like El Santuario de Chimayo, the Taos Pueblo, Old San Miguel Mission, and the Double Eagle Restaurant in Mesilla.
 
The trail serves as a road map to these remarkable landmarks, which can be found on historic plazas, Native pueblos, and Scenic Byways around New Mexico.
 
“Adobe buildings in New Mexico, particularly with the way they’re so often dressed up with luminarias or farolitos this time of year, are something that can be celebrated by all New Mexicans,” Latham said. “This video is a subtle reminder that beneath those lights, long after the hustle and bustle of the holidays, is an art form unique to our state that is strong, resilient and beautiful.”
 
Find “Cured Earth” and the New Mexico True Adobe Trail at NewMexico.org/adobe.
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