Monday, August 24, 2009

Santa Fe Architecture

Downtown Santa Fe doesn't look like any other American city. Parts of it are really old--it will celebrate its 400th anniversary next year. The buildings are low and earth-colored. Adobe is the dominating building material.

Set those unique buildings against the gorgeous, clear blue sky, and place them on tiny, meandering streets and you have it--the Santa Fe style--a style unlike any other.


Jean (aka Auntie Bucksnort) said...

What beautiful photos. I can't wait to see Santa Fe in person.

btw, I keep meaning to comment on the stunning picture at the top of your blog. Keep that one for a long long time!

clairz said...

Why, thank you, Snort.

Aimee said...

great pictures! it looks beautiful

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Folks say you'll love it or you'll hate it. I've met both....but I'm in the former camp. :)

Santa Fe/New Mexico style of architecture is so earthy and natural feeling. Instead of fighting to stand out, the homes try hard to blend in. I like that a lot. :)