Corrales: Loma Larga Road Main Canal Acequia

Corrales: Loma Larga Road Main Canal Acequia
by Chris Lucas

Sitting smack dab in the middle of the most populous area of New Mexico, the burgeoning metropolis of Albuquerque, the often sedate Village of Corrales still strives to retain it's rural character. The image above & below are examples of that tradition--this acequia is the Main Corrales Canal, which runs the length of the town along Loma Larga Road, & provides water via dozens of turnouts serving the many private farms. Acequias are community-operated canals that carry water from the river to the fields.Originally used in Spain, the idea migrated to the modern-day Southwest, & Northern NM specifically, around 400 years ago. Above is a padlocked gate-lock, opened only by the acequia Mayordomo; the canal was already running in mid-March, ready to irrigate the Corrales farmlands. For a more complex article about the small Village of Corrales, click here.
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Winter Views of the Sandia Mountain Range, NM

Winter Views of the Sandia Mountain Range, NM
by Chris Lucas

Another reason to love the MetroABQ is the random views you experience, when you're doing something else. Showing a newer home last weekend in northern Placitas, the winter Sandia Mountain view was impressive--the recent dusting of snow looked like confectionary, above. In Placitas, homes often sit on one-acre + lots, & often atop their own hill, overlooking the arroyos below. The distance is deceiving: between the mountains & myself are dozens of hills & arroyos, which often make travel there a bit slow-going. as you must drive around the hills, not through them.

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Fractals Revisited: Monte Vista Elementary School in Nob Hill

Fractals Revisited: Monte Vista Elementary School in Nob Hill
by Chris Lucas

Nob Hill is home to the one-of-a-kind Fractal Foundation, which uses "the beauty of fractals to inspire interest in science, math & art." The foundation has made the MetroABQ the fractal capital of the world! Read More


There's a lot going on in Corrales, New Mexico

There's a lot going on in Corrales, New Mexico
by Chris Lucas

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One Percent for the Arts: Nob Hill Art Installation

One Percent for the Arts: Nob Hill Art Installation
by Chris Lucas

Nob Hill just got a public art installation across from Monte Vista Elementary School & Campus Blvd (home of the Fractal Foundation). Upon first glance, to me the sculpture resembles a large snail uncoiling, it's head poking around outside it's lair.  Read More


MetroABQ Newsletter -- March: Corrales

MetroABQ Newsletter -- March: Corrales
by Chris Lucas

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Flyer: 941 Camino de la Tierra, Corrales NM 87048

Flyer: 941 Camino de la Tierra, Corrales NM 87048
by Chris Lucas

Click for the 3-D Virtual Walking Tour for 941 Camino de la Tierra.  Read More