I went through T or C (Truth or Consequences) on my way home from Las Cruces this afternoon. I remembered taking a photo of a rainbow-colored building several years ago and wanted to see if it was still there. It was, but its colors weren’t nearly as vibrant as I remembered them. Most of those formerly bright and bold colors now show cracks, splotches, and other colors peeking through them.
I took the first photo just about six years ago and wasn’t surprised to see the sun damage. I am surprised it’s not more extensive — the New Mexico sun tends to age everything (including people) incredibly quickly.