Thursday, April 14, 2011

Santa Fe Style Nouveau: Architecture Quiz

I am writing an article about this, but first let me share the photographs.. and... let's do a quiz together. 

the other one may be "Jerry"
Here I try to capture the architecture of the first train station along the I-25, coming into the Santa Fe Area: to me, it gives a whole new meaning to "Santa Fe Style" --so it deserves the title "Nouveau".

It was built fairly recently under the administration of now vanished New Mexico governor Bill Richardson (once a presidential candidate--you'll remember), who also built the one track Roadrunner railroad between Santa Fe and ABQ --and sometimes further south. Now you will understand why the train in the first picture is named "Bill": that is just how we do things here.....

Anyway, I don't want to say too much about it myself --that would spoil the fun. Here is the Quiz:

 Please find a word to characterize the architecture in the following images.  One word would be fine, or two or three -- however, if you care to elaborate on your entry--that might be interesting. Reactions from "Out of Town" are of course very welcome as well--it is always informative when some 'fresh eyes' look at one's culture and its expression. 

Hereby I promise that I will donate 1 dollar to the Los Alamos Study Group  for every entry you make about these photos (and it would be nice if you did the same....donate? Best entry wins another bonus!!!
click on the photos to enlarge....


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