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!
I worked on my undergrad degree at UNM. Love the southwest. Your great pics make me long for a visit! Thanks
What a wonderful place to study. Glad you enjoyed the photos. 🙂
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.
I’ve heard the dust storms in Arizona and New Mexico can be downright frightening, so I understand your association. Hope you can go back when it’s calm, TBM.
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!
Yes, I thought the same thing and was surprised at the richness of color in New Mexico.
That sun bench is really fun — a nice place to sit and read for a while under a shady tree. 🙂
Definitely in the shade. Can you imagine how hot it would get in the summer?
Lovely shots. I love that bench and the last picture as well.
Breaking Bad didn’t really make it look that good.
Yeah, they didn’t show the best parts of Albuquerque in Breaking Bad. I think I read that the city was not happy with its portrayal in the series.
I understand that. It didn’t make me want to visit. Not like your photos.