Wednesday, March 10, 2010

{Out in Old Town}

I recently had one of my favorite days in some time.
Me, my camera and four hours in visually rich, Old Town Albuquerque.

Took myself to a leisurely lunch at Church Street Cafe.
Browsed but didn't bother to buy anything.
Had nice chats with some shop keepers and a couple passers by.
Enjoyed the beautiful weather ... sunshine with breeze, warm with cool.


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We were in the area to see Art and Mary (David's parents) ...
Who were in the area to see Clem and Jean, their long time friends.
David had to work Thursday and Friday. So, I did my own thing one day
and went to Santa Fe with Jean and Mary the next. The guys played golf
on Saturday. So, we busied ourselves with the flea market, more shops
and lunch. We had dinners together and watched the Olympics each night.
It was a nice visit.

"The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people's reality, and
eventually in one's own."


Unknown said...

Now, these are my kind of pictures! I love Samara! You did an amazing job! My favorite photography is street photography. I love that you can see the marvel in ordinary things. My favorite is 19b...the window one-AMAZINGF!

Unknown said...

Apparently...I'm having grammar issues :) I meant to say "I love it Samara" and AMAZING! I'm a dork!

Jenny said...

How awesome Sam! I have a new respect for ALBQ. I've never seen this side of the should create a travel brochure for their tourism department.

Lindsey said...

Your pictures are always so lovely. I would have to say that my favorite is of the chilies hanging, but it is really difficult to pick just one.

Aaron said...

Wow, my sis is getting great with the camera. I have to say I like pic number 2. Something cool about unfinished work in a final photo.....the story isn't finished.

My second favorite pic is "Winter ClearEnce Sale." It makes me wonder if they are having a tAnt sale....I'll bet you all sales are finEl....What do you think their rAturn policy is....Do you think they have my sizA....


SplendidlyImperfect said...

I love how everything is the color of dirt, but then there are these bright, almost surreal pops of color everywhere.

Kristi said...

I would love to see Albuquerque sometime, look so cool in Old Town! Great photos too, I loved the boobs. Kidding!! My favorite is of the pillows :) and the doors are cool too!

Honey Mommy said...

I like the first one.. and the third one. They are so colorful and fun!

I definitely need some more color in my life!

Tess said...

Very nice, colourful photos, with such a great variety of scenes. I really like the first two :)

House of Foodies said...

Sam, always love your photos. They tell such a great story in themselves. Beautiful!!! B

elizabeth said...

awesome photos! that looks like a gorgeous place to visit. :)