Marfa, Texas


Paesano Hotel

Once a cattleman's hotel the Paesano served as headquarters for Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean while they filmed the movie Giant. In the lobby are posters and film clips from their stay.

Today the hotel is a showcase for local artists. Near by is the Chinati Foundation of modern sculpture Donald Judd.

Noted for its beautiful architecture the hotel has restored rooms and elegant surrounding. Today it often serves as a gateway to Big Bend National Park.

The Mysterious Marfa Lights

I've never seen them. I've tried. The first recorded sighting of the Marfa Lights was in 1883. A local rancher thought is was an Indian campfire. Native Americans, trailblazers and settlers have seen the mysterious lights. No one has ever found out what causes them. They just happen some evenings as or after sunset.

Marfa Lights

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