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Albuquerque, New Mexico U.S.A.


Before moving to Thailand, I lived nearly a decade in Albuquerque, the largest city in the great state of New Mexico.  Although the original villa of Alburquerque (note the extra “R”) was established back in 1706, the surrounding territory wasn’t admitted to the United States of America until 1912 as the 47th state.  Much of the state remains rural, dotted with Indian pueblos and reservations, Spanish-speaking villages, and plenty of government land – forests and deserts.

I didn’t actively collect postcards while in lived in Albuquerque but I did buy a few not long before I came to Phuket.  I thought that I could show them to new friends in order to better explain where I came from.  If (!) I ever return to the States, one of my plans is to visit the area and buy plenty of postcards as my current collection is quite small!

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This southwest city’s lights are ablaze in the orange glow of the setting sun.

Photo © Richard Stockton

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Albuquerque New Mexico
Founded in 1706, Albuquerque has grown to be New Mexico’s largest metropolitan area.

Photo © John Elk III

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A kaleidoscope sky shines over Albuquerque’s International Balloon Festival, an event which attracts balloonists and spectators from around the world.

Photo © Steve Larese

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Albuquerque is a historic city melding culture, events and attractions into a year-round destination spot. Visit historic Old Town, where you can dine, shop and tour some of Albuquerque’s oldest buildings such as the San Felipe de Neri Church.

Photo © Richard Cummins

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Albuquerque, New Mexico

The San Felipe de Neri Church, established in 1793, is located in Old Town Albuquerque on the northern edge of Old Town Plaza. The church retains its original elaborate detail inside, while its glorious garden courtyard surrounds the outside. Truly an architectural delight.

Photo © Dennis Walker


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