Albuquerque is a very historic city comprised of many landmarks, most of which are included in the National Register of Historic Places. As somewhat of a history buff, I have collected a number of landmarks throughout our community, of which all have an interesting past.
Here are 5 historic landmarks in Albuquerque:
1.) Sunshine Building – The Sunshine Building was designed by Trost & Trost in 1924. It includes…Continue
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Local news is reporting that Albuquerque has unveiled plans for a very ambitious re-purposing of the historic El Vado Motel, a fixture of the Route 66 landscape located on Central west of downtown. Readers of this site have been involved in El Vado activism and planning for years -- what do you…Continue
Fall 2014 in Albuquerque is loaded exciting entertainment for people of all ages. In fact, it is so exciting that I had to create a list to keep track of everything I wanted to do through November, making sure to hit the Balloon Fiesta at least one day. I sure hope everyone enjoys my top 8 list of things to do in Albuquerque this fall.
The Top 8 Things to Do in Albuquerque This Fall include:
8.) University of…Continue
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This photo, shows Native American vendors setting up for the day in Old Town, Albuquerque on a winter morning. I love the colors and impromptu pose of this shot. It was one of the chance photographic captures that you catch once in a lifetime!…Continue
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I just wanted to take a few moments to tell you about our new gym that just opened in Albuquerque, called HUAFiT. Our mission is to educate and inspire the people of Abq through fitness and we are really excited to get people involved with workouts that are fun, functional and multipurpose. Not only do we offer one-on-one personal training, we are a proud affiliate of…Continue
I really hate advertising. I like to think I’m immune to it. While I’m sure marketing experts would say that’s impossible, I’d reply, “Try me.” Yet I do realize that without successful advertising strategies laudable endeavors will fail. So, how to make advertising truly worth your time and attention? Enter Kevin…Continue
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Let’s do another in the cheap eats department. Although, judging by the constant stream of customers going in and out when I stopped by last Saturday (between lunch and dinner, even),…Continue
A few weeks ago we visited the Madonna of the Trail, a statue commissioned by the Daughters of the American Revolution and placed in twelve cities across the country to commemorate the…Continue
Albuquerque has an embarrassment of good restaurants. This past Sunday we had planned to visit a local eatery, but they were closed. It was simply no matter. Alternatives abound and we can always return to the original place later.…Continue
Maybe I’m just imagining it, but it seems like there are a lot of monuments to various and sometimes obscure causes and personages scattered around Albuquerque. Many of these are quite old and have been moved a time or two from their original locations, usually ending up in someplace a bit more…quiet, shall we…Continue
I swear it’s not my intention to turn this into a music column, but bear with me. I didn’t hear much New Mexican music growing up. I had images of cities I’d never seen—Detroit, Washington DC, London—based solely on their music, but Al Hurricane and Robert Mirabal weren’t exactly well-known in the upper Midwest.…Continue
Last fall I took us on a ramshackle tour of Central Ave/Route 66 and said that sometimes I just want to walk around. Sure, I like nice, relaxing hikes out in nature. But I also enjoy wandering down back…Continue
It was nice to see a good-sized and enthusiastic crowd for Los Angeles roots-rockers the Blasters and simpatico locals Cowboys and Indian at Low Spirits this past Sunday. A man in front of me appeared deeply hurt when the fellow at the…Continue
It has been news nationwide. Because we have a clinic providing abortions after 20 weeks, and because this terrorist operation wanted a municipal election for a court test, our fair city was selected by Operation Rescue as the locus for their latest abortion battlefront. They organized a citizen-petition to put a ban on abortions on a ballot for a vote city-wide. As has been widely reported, it failed. Here is my account of our campaign.
I wrote about the petition drive…Continue
A new exhibit has opened at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History called, "Vernacular Architecture of New Mexico." Featuring 52 black and white photos taken by Robert Christensen beginning in the mid-1970’s, it’s an excellent…Continue
When I was younger I often listened to a song with the line, “You should get to know your town just like I know mine.” I took this to heart and while more than a couple decades and towns have gone by since, the idea still very much resonates with me. This is regardless of the fact that I now suspect the lyric may be an…Continue
Good morning, Albuquerque! Rich Boucher here, one final time as your guest editor of the Ditch Rider. It's been fun. It's been a learning experience. It's…Continue
Good morning, early risers! Rich Boucher here. Are we ready to do this? Is anyone ever really ready for poetry? What is the best hour for poetry? Is there such a…Continue
If you’ve found yourself down in the Barelas Neighborhood recently and taken a stroll around the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF) Rail Yards, you might’ve peered through the chain link fence at the towering empty buildings and noticed a distinct lack of activity. Sure, there could’ve been a homeless man making…Continue