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Everybody’s Talkin’ — Metal Art Structure On The Road To Santa Fe   3 comments

Metal Art On the Road to Santa Fe — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Everybody’s talkin’ at me
I don’t hear a word they’re saying
Only the echoes of my mind

People stopping, staring
I can’t see their faces
Only the shadows of their eyes

— from Everybody’s Talkin’ by Fred Neil

Old Ghost Town South of Santa Fe   Leave a comment

Madrid New Mexico — Images by kenne

Although Madrid still likes to consider itself a ghost town, it represents a unique example of resurrection.
In the 1920s and 30s, Madrid was as famous for its Christmas lights as for its coal, and airlines used to reroute
traffic during the holidays to show passengers the sight. Coal became important in the 1880s, but when the demand
for coal diminished after World War II, long forlorn rows of identical company houses stood empty.
By the 1970s, the sound of hammers could be heard throughout the town from renovations to these houses.

Today Madrid is a creative community with more than 40 shops and galleries, several restaurants, a spa and museum.
— Source: https://www.newmexico.org/places-to-visit/ghost-towns/madrid/

Santa Fe Plaza Street Scene — Photo Essay   Leave a comment

Santa Fe Plaza Street Scene — Photo Essay by kenne

La Fonda On The Plaza   Leave a comment

La Fonda on the Plaza Lobby, Santa Fe, New Mexico (May 19, 2021) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

La Fonda on the Plaza holds a coveted place in Santa Fe history, a component in a rich tapestry of hospitality that
predates American independence. City records indicate that La Fonda sits on the site of the town’s first inn, established
when the city was founded by Spaniards in 1607, making the property the oldest hotel corner in America.
— Source: https://www.lafondasantafe.com/

Hotel Santa Fe   3 comments

Hotel Santa Fe Entrance and Lobby — Images by kenne

While we were in Santa Fe last week, we enjoyed staying at the Hotel Santa Fe — The Hacienda and Spy.

Snowball Bush (Hotel Santa Fe) — Image by kenne

E San Francisco Street In Santa Fe   Leave a comment

Photo-Artistry by kenne

The Camera Shop near the corner of Old Santa Fe Trail and E San Francisco Street across from the La Fonda Hotel
was opened in 1937 by Gene Autry. The building is now part of the corner property owned by Ortega & Sons Inc.

The camera shop
The sign says closed, or is it
It’s a mystery.

Questions still remain
Where have all the pictures gone

Memories of old.

— kenne

 

 

 

Serpent And Bird   Leave a comment

Serpent and Bird by Julian Martinez

This tempera on paper painting by Julian Martinez is in La Fonda On the Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Also known as Pocano (1879–1943),
was a San Ildefonso Pueblo potter, painter, and the patriarch of a family of Native American ceramic artists in the United States.
Martínez married matriarch potter Maria Martinez, and together they had a son Popovi Da, who also potter. 
Maria is considered the preeminent creator of San Ildefonso blackware pottery; however, Julian contributed to her accomplishments.
Their son Popovi Da continued innovating Pueblo ceramic arts; his work has been widely exhibited and collected. — Source: Wikipedia

Santa Fe Camera Shop Is No More   3 comments

Camera Shop In Santa Fe (May 19, 2021) — Image by kenne

In the mid-90s, while vacationing in Santa Fe, I bought my first Nikon (N70) at the Camera Shop located off the plaza.
The shop is no longer open. At the time, I was using a Canon (FTbQL), which I bought in 1968. I still have both cameras,
which are packed away. Don’t ask me why since I no longer use them and several lenses that go with them.

— kenne

Cafe Rio Ruidoso, New Mexico   1 comment

Cafe Rio-Art-72Cafe Rio In Ruidoso, New Mexico — Photo-Art by kenne

Inn Of The Mountain Gods   2 comments

Last week we spent a couple of days in the Mescalero and Ruidoso, NM area.
While there we stayed at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino,
which is owned and operated by the Mescalero Apache Tribe.

Inn of The Mountain Gods-8-72The Mescalero Apache’s, Inn of the Mountain Gods, Mescalero, NM — Photo Essay by kenne

(Click on any of the images to see in a slideshow format.)

The is one God
looking down on us all.
We are all the children
of one God.
The sun, the darkness,
The winds are all
listening to what we
have to say.

— Geronimo

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