This week Alisa at Where’s my backpack has chosen Time as her weekly Travel Theme. I am always watching the time trying to coordinate multiple projects and schedules for both my work and my family so I thought this would be an easy post to illustrate with a great image. A quick look through my pictures though didn’t uncover a single image of an interesting clock or anything that immediately said “time”. Apparently when I am out having fun and taking pictures I don’t want to be reminded that the hours are passing and the lists are waiting to be checked off!
I decided to post two pictures today from a memorable trip to Santa Fe, NM. This was my third visit to the area and each time I am there I love the contrasts between the lush green of my home state and the old Adobe architecture and history of New Mexico.
This street is just off the popular Santa Fe Plaza and the buildings date from the early 1600’s. If you look closely at the center of the sidewalk you can see a stop sign that was cut to fit between the posts and roofline directing modern car traffic to wait for pedestrians at the cross walk. I like to think its a reminder to stop hurrying through the day and take a look at what is around you.
This picture is from Bandelier National Monument and shows the entrance to one of the amazing cliff dwellings that fill this valley. The Ancestral Pueblo people lived here from approximately 1150 CE to 1550 CE and the modern ladders allow each visitor to climb up into the caves and take a moment to feel what it would have been like to call them home.
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