Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Art & Architecture in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico | Day In / Day Out

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.

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico | Day In / Day Out

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico | Day In / Day Out

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico | Day In / Day Out

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.

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico | Day In / Day Out

T or C’s Art Deco post office might have been my favorite building of all.

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico | Day In / Day Out

The Fallout Shelter sign is a little ominous looking, no?

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico | Day In / Day Out

The post office is also home to this stunning mural, called “Indian Bear Dance,” by Lithuanian artist Boris Deutsch.

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico | Day In / Day Out

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico | Day In / Day Out

Shop windows in T or C were often filled with interesting works of art and all kinds of little curiosities, like these hanging hearts.

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico | Day In / Day Out

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico | Day In / Day Out

The El Cortez movie theater was built in 1933. So much cooler than today’s AMC mega-complexes!

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico | Day In / Day Out

I dug this little astronaut hanging from the window of a local photographer’s shop.

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico | Day In / Day Out

Before leaving town for the next destination, we stopped for a monthly wine dinner at the Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa, and had a soak in its famous hot springs afterward.

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico | Day In / Day Out

Have you been to this fascinating little town? I wish I’d had more time there—there’s so much to explore!



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