Sunday, September 25, 2016

Mabel Dodge Luhan House

On Thursday, September 22nd, we visited the
Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos.

Mabel Dodge Luhan was an early anglo resident in Taos
who moved here in the early 1920's. 
She believed in the freedom and the open
sense of purpose and meaning in her life. She married a Taos
Pueblo man and had a unique home built near the pueblo.
She passed away in 1968.

It is now a bed and breakfast inn and one of my favorite
peaceful places to visit in Taos.

Mabel's bedroom was on the top of the main building.

Mabel loved birds and had this set of bird houses built.

We loved to see the bird houses and the yellow leaves
on the trees behind it!

We walked back toward the portal of the house.

The portal is the porch near the front door.

Ella stopped and rested on the arm of a bench.
The front door was behind her.

After resting, we continued around to back
on the other side of the house.

The kitchen and dining room are on this side.
The below painting is of a Taos woman who worked
for Mabel Dodge Luhan. It is near the kitchen wall.

A little further along the side there is a line of trees.

After visiting the trees along the side,
we walked back to the front courtyard.

We enjoyed the beautiful place to visit!


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