This is the stairway...beautiful!
Many of the shops were set off from the street.
We saw several folk art skeletons in the shops...Ed finally asked what they symbolized. Turns out they're a symbol of the annual Day of the Dead celebration, which is on November 1st and 2nd. Here's a link to a little bit of
history about them: http://www.folkart.com/skeletons/
We saw many, many chile pepper ristras in the shops, which are hung for good luck and to welcome guests into your home.
Tomorrow is a 2nd trip to Old Town Albuquerque. We forgot to bring our camara last time and it's worth a second trip. We plan on finding a little cafe called the Church Street Cafe, which comes highly recommended by my mom's friend, Mrs. Fuhrmeister! We'll let you know if we find it, Mrs. F!
Good night and sweet dreams!