Albuquerque, New Mexico

- 03 June 2003 -


Albuquerque through a dirty windshield.


More Albuquerque through a dirty windshield.

Note the distinctive Southwestern architecture, or something. 


Weathervanes at the Albuquerque Botanical Gardens.

Note the distinctive Southwestern je ne sais quoi, or something.


Eine Kleine Swamp-Water: They had a little imitation swamp over by the side of the main botanical garden building.


More of those funky weathervanes.


¡ALVARADO!

This is an Alvarado something-or-other, conveniently located in downtown Albuquerque.


Call me strange, but something makes me think that the business model at the May Cafe has changed since the statue was put in place.


Mountains, as seen on the way to the Sandia Peak Tramway.


It's not just any parking lot! This is a special parking lot, you see? Because, like, like, you can see Albuquerque in the background! Or something. 

This is the parking lot of the Sandia Peak Tramway site, where we saw a lady laying down across the seats in her car, with her feet out the window, bouncing around to the tune of the music on her radio.


Going up the peak in the Sandia Peak Tramway. Note the random person's hair.


It's a looong way down from the Tramway...


Albuquerque... from a distance.


At the top. Note the cool stripèd hillside.


Looking at the other tram car.


The "High Finance" Restaurant.

It's at a high elevation! And it's probably quite expensive, too! Har! Har!


Darkness.

Note the cliffs.


More darkness.


STAY BACK!

Put down that tramway and step away from the edge!


The Sandia Peak sign. 10,378 feet in elevation!


Albuquerque at night.


Looking off the back deck at Sandia Peak.

There is a ski-area side to the Sandia Peak Tramway, but at this time of year, there wasn't much in the way of snow.  


Albuquerque, in a slightly more nocturnal view.


New Mexico has got just about the coolest flag and state symbol there is. :D


Text written in 2004.
Last updated 19 January 2006.

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