On the Saturday morning of Easter weekend, as we were en route to historical downtown Santa Fe, we came across a large round building with expansive grounds. I was curious about it, and wanted some photos, so hubs agreed to pull into the parking lot so we could take a closer look.

The New Mexico State Capitol in Santa Fe is the only round State Capitol building in the USA. It’s appropriate nickname is “The Roundhouse”.

Aside from being the government house, it’s also a contemporary art gallery that houses works by New Mexico artists.

Sadly, we were there on a Saturday, so the inside of the building was closed. From the sculptures we saw by walking around the grounds, I’m positive the inside would have been fabulous.

I’m so happy that hubs almost always agrees to my photography whims and wishes. Usually, we both learn something from the stops and maybe that’s why he trusts my instincts for these things.

Photo Note: One of the blogs I follow is “Claire’s chaotic middle age”, which you can find here. Claire lives in England and has a fun and interesting blog about her travels there. Her photos are usually in thumbnail format. I used that when I first started blogging but moved away from it when I began using fewer photos per post. Because I had several photos I wanted to share today, I thought I’d give it a try again.

“Santa Fe was established in 1608 and is the oldest capital city in the United States. Santa Fe, named Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asis by the Spanish, means Holy Faith.”

History of Santa Fe NM