I’ve been traveling to and from Santa Fe a lot recently in preparation for a move there in late August, and I’ve seen a series of film location and crew tents set up just off the road between Clines Corners and Lamy.
After doing a bit of online sleuthing, and seeing the “TLR” spray-painted signs on the road, I figured out that this drive, one of my favorites in the state, was the location for some of the final filming of the new Jerry Bruckheimer movie, “The Lone Ranger.”
I also ran into some of the production crew at the bar at La Posada one night and had my suspicions confirmed.
I love that New Mexico is considered the perfect location for movies. I certainly wouldn’t have minded accidentally running into Johnny Depp over a margarita or two. But mostly I love this landscape of mesas and rolling hills of pinon and chamisa and sage, arroyos, with the Sandias and the Sangre de Cristos in the distance.
Movie crews will come and go, and maybe while I’m living in Santa Fe I’ll get to share a libation with Gene Hackman or Marsha Mason or even, if my dreams really do come true, the sweet Johnny Depp.
Regardless of all that potential celebrity company, the landscape remains, looking today pretty much like I imagine it looked a hundred years ago. That’s what I really love about New Mexico.Pin It