a day in santa fe

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adventure / city / donut / family / fun / love / new mexico / road trip / summer / travel / weekend

Saturday, we played tourist.

After a quick breakfast on the road, we drove to Santa Fe. Littered with art galleries, street markets, and vibrant flowers, Santa Fe has been a Legendary Trading Center for hundreds of years. In the 19th century, traders used the Santa Fe Trail to bring goods to the southwest. Today, Santa Fe continues to give visitors and residents access to art, furs, jewelry, pottery, carpets, and more.

We spent the afternoon window shopping, totally enamored with the beauty of the city.

Oh, hey cute parents!

How about some breakfast?! Papier-mâché donut, anyone? 

I’m a huge sucker for Mexican folk art and Spanish-style decor, and I wanted to take this birdbath home with me sooooo bad!

In every corner of the city, you can be sure to find some sort of treasure, whether it be a stall of Navajo rugs, a unique art piece, or a tiny restaurant,bursting with smell of cumin, lime, and fresh chilies.
 

Managed to catch a quick snap of a Quincinera party! I want a princess dress, too!

According to the official site, the St. Francis Cathedral Basilica was built by Archbishop Jean Baptiste Lamy between 1869 and 1886, after an older church on the same site, built in 1626, was destroyed in the 1680 Pueblo Revolt. Influenced by the French-born Archbishop Lamy and in dramatic contrast to the surrounding adobe structures, the Saint Francis Cathedral was designed in the Romanesque Revival style. 
We ended our day with a quick tour of Taos on the way home -more about that and our host tomorrow!

Thank you for the beautiful day, Santa Fe. We ♥ you!
xxLena

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