Taoseños might agree with Vincent Van Gogh when he said, “Everywhere we look, complex magic of nature blazes before our eyes.”
Readers picked the mountains first and the Rio Grande Gorge a close second for where they find magic here. Taos County is blessed with a rich diversity of landscape; wild and a bit unruly like many of its residents. Those landscapes are where people go to seek beauty and respite for the soul. “What could be more magical than the natural beauty that surrounds all of Taos,” wrote one reader.
Other readers found magic “in every rainbow," “on any hiking trail” and “in every sunset.”
Many among the 938 who cast votes, chose Taos Pueblo as a magical place. Still others said magic was in their backyard or at the Plaza.
Some found magic “dancing at Old Martina’s Hall” or “The Burger Stand at Taos Ale House” and “The Alley Cantina.” (We suspect a few beers were downed before that last vote.)
And one voter found magic “in green chile, and in the faces and love of people who live here.”
Indeed, we are all lucky to live in such a magical place. It is the land, people and cultures that have made it so.