Saturday, April 11, 2015

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Before I post photos of Santa Fe, I just have to post this one that Mary sent to me. I love this photo! Two beautiful little girls, big sister Celia and baby Olive.

Part of the way from Taos to Santa Fe the highway follows the Rio Grande river. There were many people on rafts, having fun riding the rapids!

The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi. Built in 1869 - 1886, it stands on the site of a 1626 adobe church, which was destroyed in 1680 during the Pueblo Revolt, when the Pueblo Indians revolted against the Spanish Colonizers.

The Central Plaza is located a block from the Cathedral, and has been the focus of life in the center of the city for over 400 years. It was originally built as a presidio, or fort. The day I was there it was quiet, but other times it is the site of Native markets, with booths selling jewelry and other crafts.

The Plaza is surrounded by shops and cafes, and sidewalks shaded from the hot sun by arcades.

There are many gardens behind walls like this one. Peaceful green spaces. In the corner you can see the chimney of the Spanish beehive outdoor fireplace.

Santa Fe is a fun town to explore, and I enjoyed walking the narrow streets of the historic center.

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