If you’ve been reading along, you’ll already know that we spent last weekend in Santa Fe. We had lots of fun with the new camera and took a bunch of pictures. I won’t burden you with all 250 of them but wanted to share a few that you might find interesting.
As an amateur photographer, I’m trying to be more creative and playful with my images and not just take the traditional tourist shots. I’ll admit that this does not come naturally, and sometimes it’s a bit of a struggle, but I’m learning and improving, which is really all I can ask.
If you’ve been to Santa Fe and these photos trigger any memories, please feel free to share them in the comments. Part of the fun of blogging is the discussion that occurs.
We started our visit to Santa Fe on the Plaza, at the Palace of Governors. Having grown up in the Midwest where the oldest buildings are in the late 1800s, this building sort of astounds me. It was built in the 1600s by the original governors of the territory under the rule of the Spanish.
I love the adobe architecture and thought this was a clever response to the challenge of drainage on a flat roof.
Santa Fe is an art-filled community and some of the art really caught my eye. This lovely lady was part of a pair outside a gallery.
The architecture is as much art as the sculptures, though.
This little adobe house was an interesting combination of old style construction and modern conveniences.
Not all of the interesting parts of Santa Fe were art or sculpture, though. This pair of pots with the contrast of pink, green and sand-colored brick caught my eye too.
And finally, a mural from downtown Santa Fe to introduce tomorrow’s topic, the cliff dwellings at Bandelier National Monument.
Have you been to Santa Fe? What was your favorite part? Do tell!