Old Town Albuquerque

I didn’t know what to expect when we flew into Albuquerque, as I’d never been there and had only brief glimpses from the show Breaking Bad. I ended up liking the city a lot, especially the Old Town area.


Old Town dates back to the founding of the city by the Spanish in 1706.


There’s a nice plaza with a gazebo,


Cool shops with a retro vibe and unusual stuff to buy:



I especially liked this place, Vintage Cowgirl. The displays were far from run-of-the-mill:




An interesting name.


There were flowers and art galleries too.




Even the benches were artistic.


It was cool in October, so quite a few places had fires going. I loved that.


Lots of adobe.


This may be my new favorite color combo.
More on Tuesday.

Great weekend, everyone!


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11 Responses to Old Town Albuquerque

  1. Sandra says:

    I worked on my undergrad degree at UNM. Love the southwest. Your great pics make me long for a visit! Thanks

  2. TBM says:

    How beautiful. I’ve only been once and it was when we were driving from California to Colorado during our move to Colorado. I didn’t have a great impression since it was windy and every time I stepped outside I got belted with sand. I always associate it with sand. Looks much different through your eyes.

  3. Ms. Spock says:

    I might have imagined, based not on experience but on an intuition of sorts — quite evidently flawed — that colors in New Mexico would tend to be washed out, in the sense of a bleaching by the sun. I’d have figured colors fade quickly around there, but . . . obviously not the case. The rich colors are fun to see. Thanks!

  4. That sun bench is really fun — a nice place to sit and read for a while under a shady tree. 🙂

  5. Caroline says:

    Lovely shots. I love that bench and the last picture as well.
    Breaking Bad didn’t really make it look that good.

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