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I know 
Monday's post
was
 a 
long
 long
 long
 post 
lots of words
 lots of pictures
 but 
not
really
 great pictures

pictures
 of the hotel
 the room 
some food
 some sights 

the real 'tamales'
 are over
 on the
 artsy blog
 however
 there are photos 
I took
 that
 arent so artsy
 arent so touristy
 they're just things
 that 
caught my eye
 maybe they'll catch your eye too 


 painted
glass door
panes 
in
  La Fonda's La Plazuela
we breakfasted there our last day in Santa Fe


stained glass window 
in the 
Loretto Chapel


 in Santa Fe
 art is everywhere
 that
 includes 
random solo or group musicians 
playing for change


 this star 
was hanging 
in the window of a shop,
 name of which is eluding me
 its plastic
it gives off lovely light


 can you guess 
what sort of establishment 
would have bright stools like this?

ice cream parlor 
of course!



 last 
but 
certainly not least 
are the characters 
young 
old 
and
 in between
 who populate the main plaza

I wish
 I'd been able 
to get
 a clear shot 
of the man sitting 
with
 the guy in fur 
 he was also quite the character

Santa Fe 
is a lot
 like 
NYC
 in that 
no one
 seems to think
 being unique 
is 
unusual
 and 
that
 my friends
 is 
a
 good 
thing

25 comments:

  1. Santa Fe is a special little place of madness, an island, in New Mexico. You are liable to see anything there. It is very intense, at least to me.

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  2. yes! a good thing!

    fun shots

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  3. Being unique is a positive quality!
    Great pictures, looks like you had a marvelous time!

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  4. As I have told you before, Daryl, I just ADORE Santa Fe! I love all of the originality...all the art...all of its uniqueness!! I could have spent months there!! My husband says he could never live there though. I, on the other hand, think I could be quite happy there!!

    Gorgeous pictures!! LOVE all of those bright and CHEERY colors!!

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  5. We've talked about going to Santa Fe but just haven't made it there yet.

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  6. Great photos, Daryl. You can sense a feel for the city through these.

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  7. It is a good thing, indeed!
    Great photos, Daryl.
    I especially love the third one.

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  8. What a great series. I love that star in particular but the people shots (including the guitar player) are great too.

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  9. Great colourful photos Daryl, I especially like the painted glass door panes and the star.

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  10. Love the stained glass. Isn't it nice to walk a place where individualism thrives?

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  11. One of my favorite cities, so unique, such characters and don't even get me started about the food!!!

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  12. enjoying your posts...new mexico is a special place that I have travelled through many many times over the years. and, of course, the cuisine is to "die" for. what i miss most about traveling through the sw.
    hope all is well with you.
    erin

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  13. GREAT street photography! I so want that star!

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  14. Love all of these vibrant images Daryl and I'm sure you've guessed I'm a big fan of the 'being unique' thing!!

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  15. Love all of these, the colors, the shapes. The one of the guy leaning against the wall is incredible.

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  16. All your pictures are great, but I particularly like the one of the "mountain men" sitting on the bench looking at the young folk.

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  17. Love the ice cream parlor stools and the man with the raccoon beard....and tail.

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  18. Daryl, a great collection of shots! I like the painted door glass! It seems stained glass windows have a powerful magnetic pull to cameras!

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  19. Fabulous colors, first of all! I guess I need to visit the "artsy" blog (didn't know there was another)....but I do love the images you've captured here on this page, Daryl! And you header: is that where the magazine is published? I subscribe to it. I used to read it years ago when I first started teaching; in fact, that's where I read In Cold Blood. (In Cold Blood, published in 1965, was first serialized in the New Yorker in four installments.)

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  20. Love that shot of the square... and the colorful stools in a cafe? My guess anyway... do you have another blog?

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  21. Some lovely shots here. I love the guy on the bench.. look at those rings. And the ice cream parlour stools are wonderful. Yes, that would certainly catch my eye, also.

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  22. Love these shots, especially the last one. What a character! I love these photos and the ones in your previous post as much as the 'artsy' ones, don't worry!

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  23. really fantastic shots...
    the street musician is my favorite..
    I have to leave home to see that..
    g'ville probably has a law against
    it.

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  24. I love this type of photo from travels...it is the details that make a trip special...well that and those enchiladas! I loved the photo of the musician and the star especially...

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