Last week, I had a really exciting (and last-minute) opportunity to travel to New Mexico (more on the reason why later). I flew into Albuquerque and headed two hours south to the town of Truth or Consequences before setting out for my final destination. Upon arriving in T or C, I took a walk around the quirky town, which is filled with colorful buildings in different architectural styles, and many with interesting, vintage-style signage. (T or C is also home to the Spaceport America Visitor Center, which is a whole other visit/story.) The sky was crystal clear and the sun was fully ablaze, which left the town bathed in a beautiful, early-evening light. Here are a few photos I snapped around town.
There are several beautiful murals in T or C, many of which depict local wildlife. I didn’t have much time in town, but it was immediately clear, with its art galleries and murals, that T or C is an artists’ haven.
T or C’s Art Deco post office might have been my favorite building of all.
The Fallout Shelter sign is a little ominous looking, no?
The post office is also home to this stunning mural, called “Indian Bear Dance,” by Lithuanian artist Boris Deutsch.
Shop windows in T or C were often filled with interesting works of art and all kinds of little curiosities, like these hanging hearts.
The El Cortez movie theater was built in 1933. So much cooler than today’s AMC mega-complexes!
I dug this little astronaut hanging from the window of a local photographer’s shop.
Have you been to this fascinating little town? I wish I’d had more time there—there’s so much to explore!