S: Santa Fe
BC: April 12 - 16, 2011
FC: A Door to America's Mexican and Indian Heritage | SANTA FE
1: Katie's Trip to Santa Fe and Taos
2: Off to the Southwest to Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico April 12-16, 2011
3: The Famous Santa Fe Trail was a major commerce route in the 1800s from Missouri to Santa Fe
5: La Fonda, or the inn, is a historical landmark in Santa Fe, dating back to the 1600s and sits at the oldest hotel corner in America.
8: Taking the trolley tram to see historical sites and other highlights of Santa Fe !
12: St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral was built in 1869 by Jean Baptiste Lamy
14: The Loretto Chapel
16: Inn and Spa at Loretto Hotel, Santa Fe
18: O'Keeffe (1887-1986) was a famous artist who found artistic inspiration in rural Southwest, particularly in New Mexico, where she settled later in life.
19: Lunch at the El Dorado and Spa Hotel April 14.11
20: Sanctuario de Guadalupe, Old Mission Church
22: St. Francis Hotel, Santa Fe
24: The Bandelier National Monument is a 33,677 acres monument that preserves the homes of the ancestral Pueblo people, who are the descendants of the modern-day Pueblo Indians who live in the states of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and Colorado.
25: Frijoles Canyon
26: Bandelier is known for the cliff dwellings where the American Indians built their communities from the late 1000s to the early 1300s. They were built probably for defense against enemies. The residents constructed rooms of stone and logs on the rocky ledges, sometimes several stories high. The homes could be reached only by steps cut in the cliff or by ladders.
28: Many Pueblo villages were built around a great kiva. Kivas are circular, half buried structures used for religious activities in Puebloan times.
29: The Pueblo Indians utilized the yucca plants to make mats, baskets, and clothing.
45: La Hacienda de los Martínez | Taos, New Mexico
46: This adobe structure was built in the early 1800s became an important trade center for the northern boundary of the Spanish empire all the way to Mexico City. It is one of the few remaining Northern New Mexico-style haciendas that is open to the public. | Mr. Severino Martínez expanded this hacienda to two courtyards and up to 21 rooms, building a successful mercantile business trading with Mexicans and Americans. | The Interior of Hacienda de Los Martínez
48: The Weaving Room
49: Looms and the weaving of churro wool were fundamental to the economic survival of New Meixco as these goods provided the most important trade goods that could be sent to Chihuahua in exchange for the sorely needed manufactured goods and a few luxury items. | The production of sheep and the processing and manufacturing of woolen goods employed the majority of the people in the Taos area.
52: Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories.
53: Hacienda de Los Martínez
54: Rio Grande Gorge Bridge is 650 feet underfoot, flowing on the bottom of an immense, steep rock canyon.
56: San Francisco De Asis Taos, New Mexico | This massive bulk Spanish Mission-style church was erected in 1815 as a spiritual and physical refuge from raiding Apaches, Utes, and Comanches.
58: La Posada de Santa Fe Resort and Spa
60: Old Rustic New Mexican Elegance At Its Best !
61: Last Breakfast in Santa at Café Pascual April 16, 2011 | Delicious New Mexican Cuisine