Back to the plaza in Old Town Albuquerque.
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.
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.
You can see the lovely colors a little better here. The church still offers daily and weekend mass.
The school next door.
Behind the church, an interesting sculpture within an old tree trunk. I was surprised to learn it’s the Virgin Mary.
A closer look.
Across the plaza, more adobe . . .
and t-shirts like this one:
Breaking Bad stuff was everywhere, and I did something I’ve never done before.
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:
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.
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