Beyond The MetroABQ: The Historic Trolley Building Transformed at NM Highlands University (NMHU)

Beyond The MetroABQ: The Historic Trolley Building Transformed at NM Highlands University (NMHU)
by Chris Lucas

A short & very scenic two-hour drive to Las Vegas New Mexico is always an incredible daytrip. Read More


Gated, upscale Silver Hills townhome: 1607A Coal Ave SE 87106

Gated, upscale Silver Hills townhome: 1607A Coal Ave SE 87106
by Chris Lucas

1607A Coal Ave SE--a gated townhome in the historic Silver Hills Neighborhood. Here's the 3-D Walking Tour: take the tourRead More


Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Farm: Art & Architecture Tour

Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Farm: Art & Architecture Tour
by Chris Lucas

I learned two new concepts along the way at Los Poblanos: what a Coping is & all about Zaguan Doors...A coping is a cap or covering of a wall, like the brick that caps the top of Meem Territorial building, seen below & here. They may consist of stone (capstone), brick, tile, slate, metal or wood. A Zaguan Door is a door-within-a-door--a large, often decorated grande entry door to a hacienda courtyard, with a more functional human-sized door carved out of it. The larger door can be opened for horses or carts to be brought inside. A good example from Los Poblanos can be seen in the two images below, one from the outside & another image from inside the hacienda-style courtyard.
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Beautifully-Designed 8yo UNM-Area Gated Townhome: 1607A Coal Ave SE 87106

Beautifully-Designed 8yo UNM-Area Gated Townhome: 1607A Coal Ave SE 87106
by Chris Lucas

Wonderful Eleven Years Young Barelas Home: 912 3rd St SW 87102

Wonderful Eleven Years Young Barelas Home: 912 3rd St SW 87102
by Chris Lucas

Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Farm

Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Farm
by Chris Lucas

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ABQ Museum Open Air Sculpture Garden

ABQ Museum Open Air Sculpture Garden
by Chris Lucas

Near the Explora! Ideas You Can Touch Science Center & across the street from Tiguex Park, The ABQ Museum's sculpture garden is amazing. You can get lost in the grandeur of the exhibits that act as sentries in front of the main entrance. Inside, the Slate At The Museum Cafe is a sweet place to relax for lunch. These are part of the ABQ Museum, & are not be part of the city arts program One Percent For Art.  Read More