Categories: "Santa Fe"

Peppers and Bull Heads

November 11, 2007


Peppers and Bull Heads
 

Categories: New Mexico, Santa Fe

Wind Sculpture

November 11, 2007


A wind sculpture in Santa Fe
 

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Orion and the Chapel of San Miguel por Barrio de Analco

November 11, 2007


Oldest church in the US and the constellation Orion
 
The constellation Orion shines behind the oldest church in the US.
 

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The Oldest House in the US

November 11, 2007


The Oldest House in the US
 
This is the oldest house in the US. It's located just off the Old Santa Fe Trail in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico, across from the oldest continuously occupied church in the US and just down the street from the oldest public building in the US. The house was originally built around 1610, but because it's made of adobe it has required significant maintenance over the years. Oddly, photographs from the 1880's and late 1920's show the house with two stories, but photos from 1912 only show one. In each of these photos the sand/clay/straw/dung walls are shaped differently, sometimes uneven and cracked, sometimes smooth and clean. The house is built on top of an ancient pueblo that dates to around 1200.
 

Categories: New Mexico, Santa Fe

Oldest House in the US

November 11, 2007


Oldest House in the US
 
This is the storefront entrance to the oldest house in the US. I've found photos from as far back as 1880 with this portion attached but I don't know if it's technically part of the house or not. This section of the building is in much better condition and it doesn't appear to share the same pueblo foundation.
 

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Plaza Cafe

October 9, 2006



 

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Santa Fe at Night

October 8, 2006



 
Chapel of San Miguel por Barrio de Analco - the oldest "continuously occupied" church in the United States.
 

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Santa Fe at Night

October 8, 2006



 
Chapel of San Miguel por Barrio de Analco
 

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Santa Fe at Night

October 8, 2006



 

Categories: New Mexico, Santa Fe

Santa Fe at Night

October 8, 2006



 
Santa Fe is the second oldest city in the United States. It was founded in 1609, before any cities in the northeast. (The oldest city is St. Augustine in Florida, 1565). The plaza in downtown Santa Fe has been the center of town since 1610. The oldest public building in the United States, the Palace of the Governers, is located on the plaza. It is also the end of the Santa Fe Trail.
 

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