Old downtown Santa Fe is warm and inviting.

The soft lines and the terracotta colours of the adobe-styled architecture has a way of making one feel relaxed, cozy, and comfortable. The people are all friendly and helpful and there seem to be smiles everywhere.

It’s a hard feeling to describe, but being there and walking around the area is almost like being cocooned from the rest of the world.

I had never experienced a downtown area like old Santa Fe and I could have stayed and shopped and dined for hours, but I still had my third bucket list hit to experience, so we had to move on. The “big reveal” of that bucket list item is tomorrow … any guesses as to what it might be?

Photo Note: Because most of these photos were shot at around 9:30 am, the sun wasn’t directly overhead so the lighting wasn’t too harsh. These photos needed only minor tuning in Snapseed to make the adobe colour closer to what is seen with the naked eye.

“Santa Fe is a great place which people don’t get there often, but it’s like a unique place.”

Mick Ralphs