Photographer's Note

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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Additional Photos by Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 884 W: 75 N: 1695] (7511)
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