RoadRunner Food Bank's Green Initiatives: Rooftop Solar Array

RoadRunner Food Bank's Green Initiatives: Rooftop Solar Array
by Chris Lucas

I love getting up onto rooftops. A vast number of properties in the MetroABQ are single-story, so being up on a roof two stories or more is a treat: we have some incredible skyline/mesa, bosque & Sandia Mountain views from vantage points across the city. For the above image, I found myself on the rooftop of the 133,300sqft Roadrunner Food Bank warehouse, topped by one of the largest commercial rooftop solar arrays in the state. See the drone of it here.
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El Vado Rehabilitation: The Historic Motel Complex Reimagined

El Vado Rehabilitation: The Historic Motel Complex Reimagined
by Chris Lucas

The El Vado Motel has had an eventful 80+ year history so far...Restaurants, shops, the refurbished motel & public gathering/convention spaces are bringing the historic property into the next 80 years... Read More


3-D Walking Tour: 5812 Royal Oak Drive--Wonderful Far NE Heights Peppertree Home with Sandia Mountain Views

3-D Walking Tour: 5812 Royal Oak Drive--Wonderful Far NE Heights Peppertree Home with Sandia Mountain Views
by Chris Lucas

5812 Royal Oak Drive NE is in the Peppertree neighborhood, between Spain Blvd & Academy Road. Read More


Beyond the MetroABQ...Tia: Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary's New Guinea Singing Dog

Beyond the MetroABQ...Tia: Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary's New Guinea Singing Dog
by Chris Lucas

Every year I sponsor abandoned animals at the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary in Candy Kitchen, NM. Usually it's an older wolf who someone tried to keep as a pet & it didn't work out so well...This year I am helping support two different types of dogs: a New Guinea Singing Dog & an Australian Dingo.  Read More


Beyond The MetroABQ: The Diamond St Compound in Las Vegas New Mexico

Beyond The MetroABQ: The Diamond St Compound in Las Vegas New Mexico
by Chris Lucas

The private Diamond Street Compound residences enjoy a half acre of land & is discreetly hidden behind gates on a side-street, a few blocks from the Plaza. If you know what you're looking for--beautifully decorated sculptures that act as gates--you'll know when you pass by. Built in the mid 1920's, the three rock houses sit amongst gardens, greenspaces & incredible sculptures across the property. The rock walls are approximately 18" thick & are comprised of random-sized uncut boulders & stones with plaster interiors. You can see the gates & stone houses below. Read More