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Old Jan 27, 2012, 7:50 AM   #1
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I will be there next week for meetings. Anything interesting to shoot?
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Old Jan 27, 2012, 9:46 AM   #2
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Been several years since I was there. Beautiful place. The mountains to the east could give you some subjects, and there are some ancient Indian communities to the west on the buttes that are fun to go see and shoot and the drive presents some great landscapes.

Just depends on how much time you have to explore.
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Old Jan 27, 2012, 10:20 AM   #3
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I will probably be available mainly on evenings .... or late afternoon. So far, I am kind of planning to go the the old town and I maybe do the "ghost tour" for fun!
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There's a mountain-top drive you can make. I can't remember the name of it, but I do remember it being worth the trip. Of course, this time of the year it may or may not be easy, or even accessable.
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Greg, is that the Sandia Crest drive? I lived in ABQ two times, the last was 1962 when US Rte 66 was 'just that' and it ran directly down main street..... maybe Central, I don't remember.

Anyway back then Old Town was the original business dist at the west end of downtown. I suppose now all that I remember has become Old Town. Just across the Rio Grande river to the west and north the pueblo's were really busy back then too, a rather large population.

In 1960 & 1962 Albuquerque was the cleanest town I had ever seen, I mean the streets, the air, the buildings, the houses..... everything CLEAN!. I lived in a bright lime-green house in a neighborhood where all the houses were adobe style small houses with each one being painted a very bright and different color, mainly desert pastel colors..... I wish I had some photo of then.

I've no suggestions but it is fun to try remembering, gosh that was a long time ago, I am fortunate to be able recall any of 50-yrs ago.
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That's exactly the one, yes. Thank you!

I believe the Acoma Pueblo (Sky City) is the site we visited. Situated up high on one of the mesas, around 60 miles west of Albuquerque.

http://sccc.acomaskycity.org/overview
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My late uncle worked at Sandia Base in ABQ.
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I was there in October. If it fits your schedule, the tram ride to the top of Sandia Peak has great views, but tough to photograph through the glass. There are also good shots from the peak.
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Well ... at the end, I didn't have much time for sightseeing ... still, there is one shot I like:

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I like the way the mountains plus fish eye create a round horizon (small world) look
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