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Santa Fe, New Mexico

Pictures by QT Luong

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[1 : Overview]
[2 : Cathedral and Plaza]
[3 : Old Santa Fe trail]
[4 : Canyon Road]
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Santa Fe, New Mexico is the oldest capital city in the United States, having been made the capital of Nuevo Mexico by Spanish colonists in 1610. Santa Fe features the oldest house, oldest church, and oldest neighborhood in America. Nowadays, Santa Fe, despite its small size, is a sophisticated and cosmopolitan city. In particular, Santa Fe is an important arts center. The number of of art galleries in Santa Fe is second only (in the US) to New-York City. Many of the Santa Fe galleries are concentrated on Canyon Road, which also happens to be possibly the oldest road in continuous use in America.

As the result of a concerted effort started in the 1920s, buildings in Santa Fe exhibit a unified style based on the local architecture found in the Indian Pueblos and Spanish Missions, with adobe-like colors, and features such as flat roofs, rounded corners, and projecting roof beams (vigas). The grid of streets in Santa Fe is not perpendicular, but radiating. Both those factors contribute to give central Santa Fe a distinct look amongst American cities.

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Cathedral St Francis, afternoon. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA ( color) Statue and Institute of American Indian arts museum. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA ( color) Native americans selling arts and crafts. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA ( color) Native american women selling crafts. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA ( color) Dried black corn and ironwork. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA ( color) Ristras for sale. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA ( color) Pueblo style Loreto Inn. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA ( color) Oldest house in America. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA ( color) Bell tower, Chapel de San Miguel. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA ( color) Flowers, adobe wall, and weathered door. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA ( color) Modern sculpture and galleries on Canyon Road. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA ( color) Ristras hanging in front of art gallery, Canyon Road. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA ( color) Canyon road art gallery detail. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA ( color) Detail of art installation on facade of adobe building. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA ( color) Art gallery with ristras and sculptures. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA ( color) The Roundhouse (New Mexico Capitol). Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA ( color) Oldest church and house in the US by night. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA ( color) Loreto Inn by night. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA ( color) Street with galleries, people walking, and cathedral by night. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA ( color) Gallery bordering Sena Plazza by night. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA ( color) Plazza by night. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA ( color)
There are 21 color pictures on this page out of 88 color pictures of Santa Fe.

Themes: Santa Fe Adobe Buildings, Santa Fe Art Galleries, Santa Fe Churches, Santa Fe Houses, Santa Fe Night, Santa Fe Streets

Places: American Cities