One of the more interesting things I saw in Taos this time around was the Ranchos De Taos Plaza, which we pulled into on a whim. It was almost like walking into another country, another time. The church itself was begun in 1772, but finished decades later. It's old, and unlike so much of the new stuff, it's made of real adobe. They have to replaster everything yearly, and from the looks of it, they never fail.
The square surrounding the church was nearly as interesting. There's of course the house with a blue door, which is still beautiful even, unlike the church, it's faux-dobe.
Speaking of Kit Carson, here's a pic of his grave. They turned the old graveyard into a park.