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


Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Farm

Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Farm
by Chris Lucas

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Balloon Fiesta Invades Old Town

Balloon Fiesta Invades Old Town
by Chris Lucas

The owner of 620 16th St NW took this photo the first weekend of the ABQ International Balloon Fiesta, in front of her house. The two streets of 16th & 17th have numerous Leon Watson Adobe homes, mostly built toward the middle/end of the 1940's. 16th St north of Lomas Blvd is not super wide for a landing & balloon take-down, but worked here for a touch-down & take-off. There are numerous parks in the area with open spaces perfect for landing a balloon--Tiguex Park is very close & it is pretty amazing... Read More


Nob Hill Neighborhoods Newsletter -- Fall '18

Nob Hill Neighborhoods Newsletter -- Fall '18
by Chris Lucas

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MetroABQ Public Art: Uptown Metal Creatures at American Square

MetroABQ Public Art: Uptown Metal Creatures at American Square
by Chris Lucas

On the fast urban arterial of Menaul Blvd connecting Downtown with Uptown, & just east of the on-ramp bridges to The Big-I, there is a large shopping center with several parking acres in front, called American Square. In the middle of the square are creatures made of steel. They are worth a stop... Read More


MetroABQ's 21 Historic Landmarks: Roosevelt Park

MetroABQ's 21 Historic Landmarks: Roosevelt Park
by Chris Lucas

Roosevelt Park  Read More


Old Town's Tiguex Park

Old Town's Tiguex Park
by Chris Lucas

Tiguex Park in the MetroABQ's Old Town is an amazing greenspace in the heart of the city. At almost 8&1/2 acres, it sits next to the ABQ Museum, the Explora Science Center, the Rattlesnake Museum & near the iconic 400+ years-old Old Town Plaza.  Read More


Where in the MetroABQ are you? Vista del Norte NE

Where in the MetroABQ are you? Vista del Norte NE
by Chris Lucas

Welcome to Vista del Norte NE!  Read More