Albuquerque’s west side features numerous petroglyphs pecked into basalt by ancient Puebloans hundreds of years ago. Many, such as these, are officially part of the Petroglyph National Monument; others are protected by the city.
Christmas Eve luminarias in Albuquerque totally washed out due to rain in 2019, and most folks didn’t put them out in 2020, due to the pandemic. So when the forecast earlier this week was for rain and wind on Christmas Eve, I fell into a bit of a depression. Happily, the rain let up right before sunset, and the wind died down (more or less), so people put out luminarias at the last minute after all. It wasn’t quite as crowded around Old Town as it used to be pre-pandemic, but there were plenty of happy people there anyway (many of whom were wearing masks even though we were all outside).
I took lots of photos and all is right in my world again. 🙂
There’s something about spring in New Mexico which makes really great shadows. These were at the Albuquerque Greyhound Bus Station a few weeks ago.
I really love this little chapel in Old Town Albuquerque. I’ve seen it at many different times, in many different light conditions, but I’ve never seen it look quite like this. It seems perfect for Easter.
Old Town Albuquerque is a shadow of its former self. It’s clear a number of businesses have closed, and others seem to be limping along. One of the latter was La Hacienda this afternoon, whose outdoor dining chairs have long been an irresistible photo subject for me. (They used to be green; see here and here.) I was happy I could take a photo of the colorful window without having to dodge gazillions of tourists but … Old Town still seems quite muted.