Albuquerque Old Town

Visited 27 May 2014
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Statue at entrance to Old Town, Albuquerque, of Don Francisco Cuervo y Valdez, who founded Albuquerque in 1706.
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Plazuela Sombra
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The shops of Plazuela Sombra.
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Plaza Don Luis.
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Your grandparents enjoyed this trio at the Plaza Don Luis.
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San Felipe de Neri church.
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The church is on the National Register of Historic Places.
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The church dates to 1793.
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The church is undergoing restoration.
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The original church collapsed after heavy rains in 1792.
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The adobe walls of the present church, built in 1793, are 5 feet thick.
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View from the pulpit.
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The church is kinown for its gardens.
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Church rose gardens.
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Gate to church private areas.
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Old Town gazebo, the center of the original town of Albuquerque.
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Mountain Howitzer on display in the Old Town square. The carriage was built for the barrel, which now is a duplicate because of its value. The original barrel is on display at the museum not far from the Old Town Square. The Howitezers were used during the Civil War by the Confederates when they invaded New Mexico territory.
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Visitors enjoying the Old Town plaza. Both mountain Howitzers are seen here.
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Herman Blueher House
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These dried, hanging chili peppers are called ristras and are a symbol of New Mexico.
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Many of the shops carried items, such as the hat, from the TV series, "Breaking Bad" which took place in and around Albuquerque.
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Casa de Armijo
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