Traveling north on I-110 in Pensacola a few weeks ago I happened to spy a few murals just west of the RR tracks. I had never noticed them prior to that drive. So when I had a day that was not blazingly hot, on an early Sunday morning I took what “we” use to call back in the day a “Sunday drive.”
I usually like to drive to view area murals on Sundays during the fall and spring months, because normally, not many people are moving about, which allows photographs to be unimpeded with clutter (people and parked cars.) The mural on the Court of DeLuna Building is still under construction. These new murals can be found with a link near the bottom of the Pensacola Mural page.
Santa Fe has got to be one of the most interesting cities in New Mexico. The building murals on this site were found mainly in the Railroad District, although a few I photographed were in the surrounding areas. The Road Runner train is a regional train that basically runs between Santa Fe and Albuquerque with a few stops to the south of Albuquerque. Looking at the fare schedule, a one day pass which takes the rider through 8 zones is only $8.00 and the yearly pass is $595.00 if purchased online. Although I didn’t have the time to ride the train, the scheduling and fare requirements reminded me much of the way the European regional trains are set up.
You may have heard that Santa Fe is a very artsy town, well you heard correctly. There are well over 150 art galleries in the area. In fact everywhere you look there are sculptures.
Without getting into a lot of detail about Santa Fe I will just write a little bit about the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. The cathedral was built by Archbishop Jean Baptiste Lamy between 1869 and 1866 on the site of the older Adobe Church La
Parroquia(built between 1714 and 1717. An older church on the same site which had been built in 1626, was destroyed during the 1680 Pueblo revolt. The new cathedral was built around La Parroquia, which was dismantled once the new construction was completed. However, a small chapel on the north side of the cathedral was kept from the old church.