Thursday Travel: Santa Fe (Architecture and Galleries)

 The city of Santa Fe, founded by Spanish colonists in 1610, is known as the oldest state capital city in the United States and the oldest city in New Mexico. Santa Fe (meaning “holy faith” in Spanish).

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Santa Fe has a distinctive architectural style all its own. Unlike other cities and state capitals, the city created the idea of imposing a unified building style – the Spanish Pueblo Revival look, which is low-slung, earth-colored made of adobe bricks (consist of a mixture of sun-dried earth and straw).

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There are several elements for Santa Fe’s architecture style, Adobe is made from mud, basically, Canales are drain spouts, often decorative and made with wood, Corbels are large wooden brackets, etc.

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Downtown has many unique shops, a wonderful place to spending a relaxing late afternoon and evening.

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The Canyon Street has more than 100 find art galleries and artist studios in one mile.

Art galleries in Downtown:

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A gallery manager mentioned to me that many museum buyers make special trips to Santa Fe. So some or many of these potteries, sculptures, and paintings could be selected and purchased by and be displayed in various museums.

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Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams first met in New Mexico in 1929 and maintained a lifelong friendship based on a reverence for the natural world. She moved to Santa Fe in 1984, where she died on March 6, 1986 at the age of 98.

Thank you for visiting!

43 thoughts on “Thursday Travel: Santa Fe (Architecture and Galleries)

  1. Good morning, Amy,
    Now you have me haeding out, get ito the car, and drive to Santa Fe. 😉 Thanks for taking me there. I love Adobe architecture, too. Thanks for explaining the details.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Pit

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    • Those boots are remarkable, aren’t they? 🙂 I’m not a jewelry person. but I was stunned by those designer’s Am Indian Jewelries. Santa Fe is a great place to visit art galleries.

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  2. Santa Fe is a beautiful city. I visited briefly while on business to Las Alamos National Laboratory many years ago. I really like the image looking up into the sky with a tree in the foreground and tower. When I traveled Route 66 through New Mexico, I was amazed by how blue the sky appears without the haze of air pollution.

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