UFO festival/ Roswell, New MexicoPosted: July 11, 2019 Filed under: world travels | Tags: New Mexico, Roswell, UFO Leave a comment
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Southwest Style/ Albuquerque, New MexicoPosted: July 4, 2019 Filed under: world travels | Tags: Albuquerque, fashion, New Mexico Leave a comment
Young ladies step out in the Old Town section of Albuquerque, New Mexico wearing the latest Southwest fashions. Fringes, silver, turquoise, Native American jewelry, cowgirl hats, and cowgirl boots are the New Mexico style.
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Special thanks to Ashley Wagner aka Rhinestone Rambler. Www.rhinestonerambler.com/instagram @ashleywagner505, Chantelle Wagner @chantellefawn, Cierra Wagner @makeupbycierraw for fashions, modeling, and make-up.
Memorial Day Ceremony/ Pueblo of Jemez, New MexicoPosted: May 28, 2019 Filed under: world travels | Tags: Jemez Pueblo, Native Americans, New Mexico Leave a comment
Honoring warriors, past and present
On Memorial Day, members of the Pueblo of Jemez performed traditional song and dance to honor veterans and current members of the US military from their village. The ceremony was held at the Red Rocks Cliffs, a sacred site to the Jemez people. Native Americans have served in the US military at a higher rate in proportion to their population than any other American ethnic group.
Located on high mesas of the Southwest desert, the Pueblo of Jemez is an independent sovereign nation within the state of New Mexico, with its own government and justice system. The origins of the community can be traced back to the 13thcentury.
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The Air and Space Fiesta, Kirtland Air Force Base/ Albuquerque, New MexicoPosted: May 20, 2019 Filed under: world travels | Tags: airshow, Albuquerque, desert, New Mexico Leave a comment
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Low Rider Celebration and Community Day/ Santa Fe, New MexicoPosted: May 13, 2019 Filed under: deserts | Tags: lowrider, New Mexico Leave a comment
Catopia Cat Café/ Albuquerque, New MexicoPosted: March 5, 2019 Filed under: cats | Tags: Albuquerque, cats, New Mexico Leave a comment
Ernest Hemingway once said “Time spent with a cat is never wasted.” Customers at Catopia Cat Café in Albuquerque, New Mexico can spend as much time as they want with about a dozen adoptable cats while having coffee and browsing the web. Internet coffee shops that have cats up for adoption is a new trend in the U.S. Right now, there are about one hundred cat cafés around the country. Café customers can get to know the cats that they might want to take home in the open space of the coffee shops.
Catopia’s manager, Sandy Dierks, said “They can kind of show their personalities in a bigger environment like this and wander around and play, and people can see a little more what they’re like.” The cats that are up for adoption have been neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated, and have had a check-up from a veterinarian.
Catopia’s patrons find the presence of playful cats to be a stress reliever. Dierks told us “People, like students, can do their work on their laptops and we have free Wi-Fi and you can just get some work done while hanging out with a cat on your lap. It’s a lot more relaxing than other environments.”
All of the drinks and snacks are pre-packaged to insure cleanliness. The coffee is made from sealed pods. There are two sets of doors that can only be opened one at a time to keep cats from running outside into a busy shopping center. There is “cat furniture” throughout the café that allows the cats to climb up the walls or scurry through tunnels.
Catopia has only been open for a few months but has had seventeen cats adopted, as well as a positive local response. Dierks told us “We’ve had a ton of support from the community, people coming out and just wanting to help get these guys homes and just support our business and make a go of it, so it’s been, it’s been really wonderful.”
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Buffalo with an approaching snowstorm/ Sandia Pueblo, New MexicoPosted: February 21, 2019 Filed under: deserts | Tags: buffalo, New Mexico, Sandia Pueblo, snow Leave a comment
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Supernationals car show/ Albuquerque, New MexicoPosted: February 1, 2019 Filed under: world travels | Tags: Albuquerque, car show, classic cars, New Mexico Leave a comment
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The high desert in winter/ Zia, Jemez, and Sandia Pueblos, New MexicoPosted: December 29, 2018 Filed under: deserts | Tags: deserts, New Mexico, pueblos, snow Leave a comment
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The Madrid, New Mexico Christmas paradePosted: December 17, 2018 Filed under: world travels 2 Comments
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The murals of Albuquerque, New MexicoPosted: November 21, 2018 Filed under: world travels Leave a comment
The city government of Albuquerque, in partnership with the private sector, promotes a program of public art that is on display throughout the city. Called “MurosABQ,” (Muros is Spanish for “walls”) it promotes a U.S. southwest tradition of mural painting that is influenced by Mexican mural artists such as Diego Rivera. Both local artists, as well as muralists from all over the U.S., have painted their work on the walls of Albuquerque. New Mexico has long attracted artists to the inspiring natural environment of the high desert.
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Dia de los Muertos Marigold Parade and Celebration/ Albuquerque, New MexicoPosted: November 10, 2018 Filed under: world travels Leave a comment
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Chinese Dragon Lights show/ Albuquerque, New MexicoPosted: October 28, 2018 Filed under: world travels Leave a comment
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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, New MexicoPosted: October 12, 2018 Filed under: world travels Leave a comment
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Digital media productionPosted: September 3, 2018 Filed under: world travels Leave a comment
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