The MetroABQ's Downtown Art & Architecture Junction

The MetroABQ's Downtown Art & Architecture Junction
by Chris Lucas

June
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Tour of The Kimo: A Southwest Pueblo Deco Original

Tour of The Kimo: A Southwest Pueblo Deco Original
by Chris Lucas

A tour of the legendary KiMo Theater is a great gift--there is no end to the details you will see & the other wonderful features that are easy to miss... Read More


Downtown Art & Architecture Junction Map

Downtown Art & Architecture Junction Map
by Chris Lucas

The MetroABQ's Downtown Art & Architecture Junction Map:
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3-D Walking Tour: 3600 Calle del Ranchero in the McDuffie Hidden Park Neighborhood

3-D Walking Tour: 3600 Calle del Ranchero in the McDuffie Hidden Park Neighborhood
by Chris Lucas

Welcome to 3600 Calle del Ranchero NE, a fabulous 4100sqft, four bedroom, four bath Territorial-style home located in the McDuffie Hidden Park Neighborhood! Read More


3-D Walking Tour: Wonderfully Historic Downtown Mediterranean Home

3-D Walking Tour: Wonderfully Historic Downtown Mediterranean Home
by Chris Lucas

Fabulous 1920's Mediterranean-style Home Downtown in the historic Fourth Ward.  Read More


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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