Thursday, January 13, 2022
I don’t know if Thursday Doors will become a regular feature at Teagan’s Books, but I try to do it at least occasionally. If this goes well, in the future I might make my midweek post on Thursdays rather than Wednesdays. Even though I can’t get out to take pictures, I was inspired to share some doors from my adopted home state, New Mexico. The state’s nickname is Land of Enchantment, hence my title. Unfortunately, I haven’t been to many of the towns I intend to share, nor did I take the photos.
If you watch the television show, Lucifer, (Tom Ellis playing piano and singing? Be still my heart…) then you’ve heard the characters refer to heaven as the silver city. That inspired the city I selected for my first Doors of Enchantment post.
Doors of Enchantment — Silver City
Silver City, New Mexico was originally known as a mining town. Since the 1800s, Silver City-area mines have produced 75,000 troy ounces of gold, 9 million troy ounces of silver, 150,000 tons of lead, 400,000 tons of zinc, and a large tonnage of iron—along with a whopping 10 million tons of copper (Rock & Gems Magazine).
I love the stonework all around the roof, windows, and entry of the city hall.
Here’s a closer view of the stonework, although the image quality isn’t very good.
If you love rustic and old, check out the old Pinos Altos Opera House below, near Silver City. I would like to see what the window above the double doors looked like when it was new.
A better kept historic place is the H.B. Ailman House below. Prospector Henry B. Ailman had the house built using his profits from the Naiad Queen Silver Mine. It is now a museum. The door is difficult to make out, but I couldn’t resist the square turret. The entire building charms me.
Here are some pretty places, even if the doors aren’t an eye-catching feature, from Realtor.com.
You can learn more about Silver City, NM here. Thanks for visiting with me. Now to take us full circle here’s Tom Ellis playing piano and singing All Along the Watch Tower. Hugs on the wing.
Dead of Winter — All the Journeys
Thanks for spending part of your day here. I’m grateful to everyone who is reading this story. If you aren’t already, I hope you’ll be part of the extraordinary, layered world of these Journeys.
I love to hear from you, so friendly comments are encouraged. Hugs on the wing!
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Journey 12, Goddesses
Journey 11, the Sumelazon Escarpment
Journey 10, Pergesca
Journey 9, Doors of Attunement
Journey 8, The Lost Library
Journey 7, Revenant Pass
Journey 6, The Fluting Fell
Journey 5, Llyn Pistyll Falls
Journey 4, The Old Road
Journey 3, the Fever Field
Journey 2, Penllyn
Journey 1, Forlorn Peak
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