|Complete with bullet holes|
We were in Sante Fe by 12, the historic area by 1, and eating hatch green chills by 1:15. Hatch green chills are New Mexico’s #1 food export. When they are in season, they are in everything in New Mexico, Texas, etc etc. When they are out of season, they are in everything in New Mexico.
|Wilford Gallery. Go. Go Now.|
The whole historic area is required to maintain the idea of “city different”: all structures must be either Pueblo or Territorial architecture, all residence driveways must be gravel, all structures must be shorter than the Cathedral, all coyote fences must be constructed from authentic materials, etc. etc. Even before I learned this on the tour, I remarked to Mom that it seemed like everyone used the same interior decorator. I don’t think I could stand its quaint-ness full-time, but it did inspire me to do my own photographic series of cool front doors.
Everything in Sante Fe outside of the historic area reminds me of Hollywood, FL. That isn't a compliment.