Sunday, April 20, 2014

Santa Fe, New Mexico - April 18-21, 2014

We left Albuquerque and drove about an hour to Santa Fe...What a difference an hour can make.  While Albuquerque is a typical metropolitan city...not unlike Las Vegas, NV...Santa Fe is more of a tourist oriented town in the high desert.  Both cities are nice, but we preferred visiting Santa Fe.  Santa Fe has three distinct tourist areas.  They are the Downtown Plaza Area, the Railyard District, and Canyon Road Area.  We stayed at the Rancheros de Santa Fe Campground.  Santa Fe is a very interesting place to see!



Downtown Plaza area Shopping

Canyon Road - One of the many Art Galleries
Canyon Road Art Galleries

This is a sample of some of the typical architecture

More of the Santa Fe architecture...They sure use a lot of brown paint in this city!!

The Miraculous Staircase at the Loretto Chapel
It makes over two complete 360-degree turns, stands over 20' tall and has no center support.  It rests solely on it's base and against the choir loft.  Constructed with only square wooden pegs without glue or nails!  It still confounds engineers today!


2 comments :

Davi said...

Never been to Santa Fe, looks like an interesting place to visit. That staircase looks amazing!! Save travels to you two ;)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

We love Santa Fe, thanks for bringing back sweet memories!