Every now and then, I just have to get away for a photography adventure of some kind. This month, it was a Road Trip from Los Angeles to Santa Fé, all along the old US Route 66. Or #route66 as it is most commonly referred to today. What a beautiful, and very special historical drive it is too. A journey back in time to places now long ago forgotten by the hustle and bustle of modern Interstate travel, however still some of the most wonderful of journeys for quality of life.
Santa Fe, New Mexico still holds a very special place in my heart too as a destination. I’ve been fortunate enough to live in the Santa Fe area a couple of times for several years, and I hope to one day make my home there again full time, or somewhere close by. I miss so much about life and living in New Mexico.
Here is a bit of a different view of the Santa Fe Plaza. First, from the East Side, just north of the Five & Dime. You can click on any of these for larger images.
And then this one created standing in the park on the SE corner.
I could still find my favorite breakfast.
And no, nothing much has changed in the last ten or so years. Still the many shops peddling expensive art, and always a colorful crew walking around looking at it. Santa Fé is indeed, “The City Different.”
On the way back down to Albuquerque, a stop at one of my favorite places, Tent Rocks, was in order. Tent Rocks, The Panorama as seen from above.
And then as seen from below.