Sunday, May 17, 2015
The Style of Santa Fe
There is something about that Santa Fe style that charms me and there is no better place to soak it up than at the very source, the city of Santa Fe New Mexico. My recent trip to Santa Fe was specifically to meet two blogger friends, Randy of Santa Fe Daily Photo and Ciel of Versailles Daily Photo. However, just visiting this lovely city tends to feed my soul.
The city has had a unified building style dating as far back as 1912 and in 1957 that style was written into a building ordinance.
All new construction has to fit into the defined style of Spanish Territorial or Pueblo style. I admire the city for sticking with that plan. It has given the city a look and feel all it's own.
In addition to its distinctive style, the city is also one of the foremost art centers in the country. Santa Fe has been designated as a UNESCO Creative City.
The city and surrounding area is home to a staggering number of artists and writers who have gathered there over the years to be inspired by the natural beauty of the landscape and the creativity of its residents.
I love the southwest and all it has to offer but, Santa Fe stands apart as a very special place in this region of the country. Art, culture and the unique characteristic of the place all mingle together to endow the place with an almost magical feel.