Saturday, August 1, 2015

Seeing red

Ken, once again I am stealing one of your ideas.

Every night at the historic plaza in Santa Fe there was something going on. Always a band playing, lights in the trees, lots of people, and on this night about a hundred classic cars parked around the perimeter. You have to admire the work and dedication these collector/restorers do and the care they provide their hobby.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Morning walkers

Got lot's of pictures, so I break my tradition and publish multiple images in one posting.

My early morning walks (well not that early) were a pleasant time to look for photos. And a really enjoyable part of the trip.

As usual, click for bigger images.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe is very much associated with Santa Fe even though as far as I know she never lived there. Her Ghost Ranch is about an hour drive north and west, but that does not stop Santa Fe from hosting the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. It was a pleasant and informative visit and I did enjoy it very much. Not too big, but a good representation of her life and ground breaking work.

On the way out (exit through the gift shop) I picked up a souvenir that pretty much captures my own philosophy.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Pueblo style

The second architectural style of Santa Fe is Pueblo style, or more accurately, Pueblo Revival style. Actually I should have listed that as the first approved style because it is the oldest. Originally it was made of sun baked mud bricks stacked then plastered over with more mud. The exposed wood beams were to support the roof, but of course that style of building is not used today... only the look is preserved.

There are, however, examples of very old buildings still standing that are genuine adobe (not Photo-shopped)/Pueblo... some even hundreds of (or even a thousand) years old. That is some good mud.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Mission style

Within the central historic center of Santa Fe there are only two architectural styles allowed by code, and this is one of them: Mission Style.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Bummer of a sign

We had two very good meals in this lively little restaurant, so it is a little ironic that the Do Not Enter sign is so prevalent at the front door.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Santa Fe

After our long weekend in the Adirondacks it was on to SantaFe, New Mexico, a town of history, art, turquoise, great food and terrific weather. I will be posting images for the next week or so, but try to stay away form the obvious tourist pictures and instead look for details that I find interesting (as usual).