Santa Fe, NM

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The images are of my day wandering around Santa Fe yesterday. One thing about Santa Fe is they have very strict building codes. New building must be in adobe style and colors must belong to an approved palate. I’m of mixed feelings. It does make for a lovely tourist experience, but it also thwarts creativity and innovation. It makes more sense for the Old Town district, but the whole city must conform and this started in the 1930s and got strongly enforced in the 1950s. So the earlier Victorian and other style architecture that had been part of Santa Fe style, no longer really was.

I love all the art and jewelry, but boy is it pricey. I’m too used to Asian prices.

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I Saw Sunday

Here’s a new meme: I Saw Sunday

So, what did you see this week?

One thing or a whole list! – Words or photos or both!

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Today I went to Santa Fe’s Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, a lovely small museum, and the free Wheelwright Museum of American Indian Arts, which had a good exhibition on Thunderbird jewelry. (Alas, Wheelwright forbids photos.)

Museum of Spanish Colonial Art

Afterwards I went to the sculpture garden on Museum Hill.

Not sure what this represents

Then I went over to Canyon Road, where there are dozens of little shops in little old houses.

Then I drove back to my hotel in Albuquerque on the stunning Turquoise Trail.