Category: New Mexican Culture

Flags at the NHCC

Flags at the National Hispanic Cultural Center

Flags from a variety of countries fly in a brisk March wind at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) in Albuquerque.

Una Vida Petroglyphs

Una Vida Petroglyphs

Part of the Una Vida petroglyph panel at Chaco Canyon.

Merry Christmas!

A Balmy Christmas Eve

‘Twas quite a balmy Christmas Eve in Albuquerque last night — although Mother Nature’s making up for that today. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Solstice Seed Mandala

Seed Mandala Detail

Albuquerque’s Open Space Visitor Center sponsors a mandala-making event each winter solstice (or at least, on the Sunday closest to the solstice). The mandalas are made entirely of bird seed, and migrating geese and cranes eat the artwork during the following week. This is a photo of part of a mandala made last year.

Guadalupe and Christmas Lights

Guadalupe and Christmas Lights

In honor of the feast day of Guadalupe, a peeling cardboard Madonna accompanied by Christmas lights.