Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Railyard Performance Center

This center in the Railyard area is always full of fun. There are dance and music classes that are conducted here. There is an African drum class that I would love to take. Maybe someday.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Time to Juggle the Week.

Sometimes I feel like this guy but then I am sure alot of people do. This guy was juggling a few balls inside what looks like a dance floor inside of Warehouse 21.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

View from the Second Floor.

This is the view of the railyard and the new Farmers Market from one of the second floor windows of Warehouse 21.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Hanging Around

This little guy was just hanging out on one of the walls inside Warehouse 21.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Warehouse III

Music in the house. This was one of my favorite murals inside of the Warehouse 21 building.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Warehouse 21 II

This is one of the murals inside of Warehouse 21.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Inside Warehouse 21

Click on the photo for a better look. This is hanging inside of Warehouse 21 as your walking to the second level.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Warehouse 21

This is Warehouse 21, a great nonprofit artspace for the youth here in Santa Fe. This is their new buidling in the Railyard area. Here is a little piece on their history from their website. "Since 1997, Warehouse 21 has served thousands of our city’s youth (aged 12-21) and young adults (aged 20-30) in the performing, media and visual arts. W21 has consistently supported youth employment throughout its existence and has partnered and developed community service programs with schools and court systems. The unique approach of Warehouse 21 fosters a particular type of creative energy that is exemplified through project-based learning models, youth access to artistic resources and instruction, and a practical “do-it-yourself” ethic that fosters artistic independence and entrepreneurialism."

Monday, September 22, 2008

Riding the Beat

I remember the days when cops used to "walk the beat." Now it appears they Ride the Beat. The city of Santa Fe is testing out these for lack a better term "scooters." I saw them during the fiestas and was able to get a better picture of them during the Railyard opening. No more tired dogs!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Let's Roll

As you can see by one photo the Railrunner has two levels. The other photo is a view from the inside on the top level.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Kiss

Last weekend was the opening of the Railyard Park here in Santa Fe. The kiss of the new Railrunner and the Santa Fe Railroad train turned out to be big event. The railrunner will make it possible to catch a commuter train from Santa Fe to Albuquerque starting in December.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Make Love Not War

To mark the end of the Fiestas is the Historical/Hysterical Parade. Mostly made up of high schools and political floats this year. This was by far my favorite.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Hey I'm Down Here

This little guy looked like he was lost in all the commotion of everyone waiting for the church service to end.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Ready For My Close Up

Now this little girl was more than accomidating to all the photographers there trying to get pictures. She didn't mind letting everyone take her photo.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


I took these shot while the dancer waited for the final performace at the end of the church service.

Monday, September 15, 2008

La Conquistadora

A Sacristana is given the honor to care for La Conquistador. She is charged with keeping her clean and to change her dresses. There is a special dress that is made every year just for this event. La Conquistadora is about 600 years old. Thanks to Maria from "musingsfrommaria.blogspot.com for giving me more information. According to Maria La Conquistadora has a traveling twin that takes her place when she travels.

Buffalo Dancers

As always in the procession of La Conquistadora the Native American Buffalo Dancers lead the way to the church. These dancer came from Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo formally known as the San Juan Pueblo which is north of Santa Fe.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Solem Procession

Here is the procession of La Conquitador or Our Lady of Peace. The statue was once burned during the Native American and Spanish revolt. She was the only thing left from the church and Don Diego De Vargas brought her back to Santa Fe. Every year for fiestas she is carried from the Palace of the Govenors to St Francis Basilica.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


This is a t-shirt from one of the clothing booths at the fiesta.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Mariachi Buenaventura

Santa Fe's all woman mariachi groups. They are one of my favorites. When they are not playing at the fiestas they can be found at some of our local resturants.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Fiesta Entertainment

There was music, art, and various types of entertainment at the Santa Fe Fiestas.
The dancers were from Mexico and they dance in honor of El Nino De Atocha. I got tired just watching them.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Fiestas De Santa Fe

This past weekend Santa Feans celelebrated the Fiestas. "The cry of "Viva la Fiesta" has been reverberating through the streets of Old Santa Fe every autumn for 296 years. The sound generates a curious blend of thanksgiving, revelry and pride in the hearts of Santa Feans who celebrate Fiesta annually to commemorate Don Diego De Vargas' peaceful reoccupation of the City of Holy Faith in 1692." For more information on the history visit this site, www.santafefiesta.org

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Native Sculptures

You really must click on the photo for the best view of these works.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Taos Drums

These drums were very popular at Indian Market. I think it would be hard to choose just one.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Kachinas Watching

While these shoppers were looking at some of this artists work it appears the Kachinas behind them were watching the shoppers.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Best of Show

The crowds were heavy around the best of show winner for the Indian Market. This was about as close as I could get and I tried several times. The Kachinas in the backround were my favorite pieces. Click on the photo for a better look.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Indian Market Hairdo

Click on this one for a better view. The hair says it all.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Indian Market Shoppers

This was the crowd that had already gathered by 6:45 in the morning.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Indian Market III

Here are some works by David Gary Suazo. He was one of many painters showing their works at the Indian Market. He was also showing works done by his daughter. We loved her work so much that we purchased one.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Monday, September 1, 2008

Indian Market

One of if not the biggest event here in Santa Fe is the Indian Market. Native Americans from all over the U.S come to display and sell their art. Shoppers from all over come to the market as well. Here are some baskets from one of the local pueblos here in New Mexico.