An Albuquerque Church and Breaking Bad

Back to the plaza in Old Town Albuquerque.

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The original church of San Felipe de Neri was started in 1706 under the direction of Fray Manuel Moreno, a Franciscan priest. During the very rainy summer of 1792, the old church collapsed. The church that now stands on the Old Town Plaza was constructed the following year.

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The interior. Sorry about the blurry photo–the light was really poor in the back of the church and I’m loath to use flash in old places.

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You can see the lovely colors a little better here. The church still offers daily and weekend mass.

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The school next door.

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Behind the church, an interesting sculpture within an old tree trunk. I was surprised to learn it’s the Virgin Mary.

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A closer look.

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Across the plaza, more adobe . . .

and t-shirts like this one:

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Breaking Bad stuff was everywhere, and I did something I’ve never done before.

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I visited a site used in a TV show, namely Walter White’s house from Breaking Bad. It was actually near the same neighborhood as my husband’s relatives, so I couldn’t resist. Would it be kind of weird to live there?

We also found Jesse’s place on the way to the airport:

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I love the colors. Hard to believe it was the site of such mayhem.

Hope your week’s going well so far. We are going away for 10 days, so I’ll be back Feb. 25.

{carole}

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11 Responses to An Albuquerque Church and Breaking Bad

  1. susan says:

    Well, from the photo, the Virgin looks quite masculine – quite unusual.

  2. Sandra says:

    Love the colors in the church. Beautiful pics. Thank you

  3. The apartment building for the cast of Friends is near my office and I often see tour buses pulling up to the curb so people can take photos. I always thought it was a bit strange, but I have to admit that if I ever find myself in Salzberg, I might just go on a Sound of Music tour. πŸ™‚

    • Didn’t realize they had a Friends tour, but I knew about the Sex & the City one, Jackie.
      I wish I’d gone on the Sound of Music tour when I lived near there, but never had time. I did see a lot of Salzburg, though.
      Would kind of like to see the house in Home Alone too.

  4. TBM says:

    Oh I miss that blue sky. It’s windy and raining once again here. And I think I’m the only person in the world who hasn’t watched Breaking Bad yet. It’s on my list. Enjoy your trip!

  5. Caroline says:

    This was so interesting. I would have gone as well and had a look at the site, if I had been near.
    I think it’s cool to see it. I m ight not want to live in either of the two places though. Maybe that’s weird as well. I’m just finishing the series. No spilers, please. I still have 5 episodes to go. πŸ™‚
    I love the sculpture in the tree. Very different.

  6. joshi daniel says:

    that is so interesting πŸ™‚

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