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


Nob Hill Neighborhoods Newsletter -- Fall '18

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

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New Nob Hill Neighborhoods Visitors Center

New Nob Hill Neighborhoods Visitors Center
by Chris Lucas

Now it's easier to find your way...The Nob Hill Visitors Center is a New Year's addition to one of the most walkable areas of the city. Located on Central Ave & Tulane St in the recently remodeled Re/Max Select real estate building (3401 Central Av NE) & next door to Il Vicino pizzeria, the Visitors Center is focused on becoming a useful neighborhood meeting place, & especially helpful for visitors. Read More


Cobweb Hen & Chicks -- Fractals in Nature

Cobweb Hen & Chicks -- Fractals in Nature
by Chris Lucas

Did you know: the MetroABQ is the international headquarters of the Fractal Foundation? From their website: 
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3-D Walking Tour: 311 Wellesley Place NE Nob Hill 87106

3-D Walking Tour: 311 Wellesley Place NE Nob Hill 87106
by Chris Lucas

MetroABQ Historic Overlay Zones Map

MetroABQ Historic Overlay Zones Map
by Chris Lucas
Historic Neighborhoods Map of the MetroABQ

Historic Neighborhoods Map of the MetroABQ

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Architect Spotlight: Bart Prince

Architect Spotlight: Bart Prince
by Chris Lucas

Bart Prince, born in ABQ and raised here and in Santa Fe, said he has always hated fake adobe structures, even as a little kid. At TheHouseBeneathTHeMountain.Blogspot.com, an interview with him describing his Scherger/Kolberg house seen at bottom, Prince talks about how “a residence is a temple for the people who live there… celebrating the natural environment.” Unfortunately though, he continued “the typical way people build adobe, say or buildings that the think are sort of indigenous looking, is just to imitate what they’ve seen– and usually is made out of frame and stucco… Adobe burgers I call them.”
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Nob Hill Happenings: World Fractal Headquarters

Nob Hill Happenings: World Fractal Headquarters
by Chris Lucas

This is an amazingly detailed fractal, seen in the courtyard from the Richmond side of Monte Vista Elementary. (When school is out…) stand directly below it and gaze upwards. Imagine creating that as a 6-9 year old! Read More