All Stories Tagged 'monument' (5)

Downtown's Madonna of the Trail

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…


Added by John Mulhouse on February 12, 2014 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

Deadline for Public Art project designs is THIS Friday!

All you artists and designers out there should be applying for this $2,012 design commission! The project asks for two designs, one for the geographic center of the city in 1912 and another for the center in 2012. These designs will be made into circular plaques that will memorialize the sites and the whole project will be unveiled at the Centennial Celebration on June 16th.

Take a look at the…


Added by Albuquerque Public Art Program on September 21, 2011 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Photo Thursday- Cobb at the Petroglyphs

(Crossposted from Forgotten Albuquerque)

Wow, here's a coincidence. Exactly 116 years ago today, the man in this photograph bundled up his infant child and trundled out to the West Mesa. You can just make out the buggy that they traveled in over on the right edge. I didn't realize that this was an anniversary until after I dug the photo out of my archives.

The man is probably William Henry… Continue

Added by FitzerMan on January 8, 2009 at 5:44am — No Comments

The Sacred Past- The Petroglyphs

(Crossposted from Forgotten Albuquerque)

What a strange city this is. On the fringes of the far West Side, the housing developments march faceless and souless, one clone-home subdivision after another rising starkly out of the concrete covered desert. All context of place is strangely absent here, the snakeweed scrub and the sagebrush scraped from the ground along with all… Continue

Added by FitzerMan on January 6, 2009 at 9:54am — No Comments

Monument in Our Backyard

Since moving to New Mexico I have traipsed around the state, landing at such exotic locales as White Sands National Monument, Bandelier National Monument, El Malpais National Monument, Fort Union National Monument and the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument (a personal favorite). Yet it took me years to cotton on to a monument we keep stashed away in our… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on May 22, 2008 at 9:00am — 9 Comments

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