Another look at the adobe style of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Most of the buildings in downtown have this look; obviously few of the buildings are actually historical, but the city has attempted a style which has for the most part worked. This is a large hotel near the Plaza; many houses in the city - even on the outskirts - share the same basic design and coloration.
The wooden poles that can be seen here are functional, however, in a way that those in older adobe structures weren't: they're serving as water drains and spouts, necessary given the large area of the building. It must be quite a sight, in heavy rain, to see all of these spouts turn the hotel into a giant fountain.
Another version of an adobe building can be seen in WS.
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rbellemare (2109) 2012-09-01 8:39
Another beautiful POV of this great architecture. Nice composition. I like the multilevel building with terraces. Beautiful colours.
rychem (15396) 2012-09-01 10:32
In my opinion it is a cosmic architecture style, very original and attractive, informative note
gus72 (3717) 2012-09-01 16:01
Hi Andrew !!
I can see that you can NOT stop travelling.... how good is it !!!
I have been to Santa Fe and love the Adove style of Architecture...... I hope that you have more imaages to share.
Interesting crop and true colours.
Noel_Byrne (16143) 2012-09-02 10:05
Wow, thats a beautiful design for a building, and as you say, to see this in the rain must be a special treat. I love how your inclusion of this particular spouts adds so much depth to the shot. And when you great note tells me that many buildings are deisgned like this, I would so much love to see that city in a torrential downpour. Beautiful image, thank you.
- Copyright: Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) (6811)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-23
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, *AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/2500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-01 3:32