We've been playing a bit of the tourist in our own home town. Old Town Albuquerque has the flavor of Old Santa Fe before it became a "product."
Smaller, quieter, and decked out for the season, not a bad place to grab a bite on a rare drizzly evening in December.
Chili strings take the shape of wreaths during the holidays and are available outside many gift shops and produce stands.
The traditional blue trim on windows and doors is for keeping out evil spirits. But the spirit is festive and lively in these old adobe dwellings turned shops and restaurants.
Reflected light on an ancient banco.
The official Old Town Christmas Tree.
San Felipe de Neri on Church Street.
The lit gazebo band stand in the middle of the square.
Night is falling fast, and it's time to duck in for a bowl of spicy posole and tamales! We have to indulge a bit early in the traditional Christmas feast because we're not in our home state for Christmas.
I hope things are festive wherever this finds you!
Hasta, and Ciao! for now!
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