Monday, August 26, 2013

What We Saw in Albuquerque

My sister and I spent a few days recently in Albuquerque. We don't know much about the city except for the medical parts that we visit, but we did have a little free time to drive around Nob Hill. It is a neighborhood of vintage bungalows, very charming. As we drove down this street, we noticed something different looming just past this little cottage, above. You can barely see it through the trees. 

Here's a little better view of the front and its metal sculptures. This is the Bart Prince House, which I learned about on the internet by simply googling "weird house Nob Hill Albuquerque." If  you click on the link, you will see some much clearer photos of the exterior, plus some tantalizing glimpses of the interior as well. 

I wish those sculptures had come out more clearly

Tile work

Once you drive around the corner, the house looks completely different, perched way up there. 

Not too far down the road, we stopped in at Masks y Mas, an art gallery and retail store which was mentioned in the August 2013 issue of New Mexico Magazine. It was colorful inside and out, and full of Day of the Dead art, masks, and all kinds of accessories. I encourage you to check out their website to get the flavor of the place.

I got this snazzy bracelet for my sister and she is having fun creating outfits to go with it. 

 Adios, Albuquerque. We'll be back..

Sunset from the hotel


Sylvia K said...

What a fun adventure! I love to do that when I have some extra time! I love your pics and that is an intriguing house!!! Thanks for sharing the fun! Hope you have a great week, Clair!!

Jean (aka Auntie Bucksnort) said...

That was so much fun and I totally fell in love with Nob Hill. And my bracelet.

JC said...

Cool !!!

I've driven by there on one of my road trips but never went into town.

Love how you find these things to show us.


Joyful said...

That's quite the house. Not to my tastes I'm afraid, but I do love the concept behind it. I like your sister's bracelet too. You are a nice sister ;-)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Not much of a shopper, but I love places that feature Ethnic art and crafts. What a great trip and a beautiful bracelet for your sis!

The house reminds me of a program we used to watch on HGTV (I think) about people's fantastic and different homes.

Kate said...

I'll have to check the magazine because I missed that article. Looks like you had more adventures.

Nan said...

I love the color. And what a house!