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Albuquerque

Albuquerque at night from Embassy Suites on a hill near I-25 and Lomas Blvd--a view almost reminiscent of Las Vegas.  From left to right:  Bank of Albuquerque, Hyatt Regency, Doubletree Inn, Bank of the West (dark building with name lit), Compass Bank, Wells Fargo (green building) and District Court. __________________________

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Downtown Albuquerque along Central Ave (Route 66). 

 
The Doubletree Inn along 3rd Street. 
Compass Bank building at 6th Street and Marquette. 
 

Well Fargo Bank building at 3rd Street and Lomas.

 
 

The Route 66 Diner on Central Ave between Edo (East Downtown) and UNM--providing a slice of history back from the 1950s. 

 
The Route 66 Malt Shop on Nob Hill. 
  

 

"Spike," one of two life-sized dinosaurs (and the first) to grace the entrance of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science located in Albuquerque--Spike is a Pentaceratops--fossils of these dinosaurs were found in the badlands in Northwest New Mexico.  "Pentaceratops" means "five-horned face."

 

 

In 1988, another dinosaur was installed:  "Alberta" (an Albertosaurus--a family member of the Tyrannosaurs) .  Alberta is named for Alberta, Canada where the dinosaur was first discovered.  Alberta and Spike are squaring-off against each other!

 

 

Once known as the National Atomic Museum (now, National Museum of Nuclear Science & History), this huge Redstone Rocket on display caused controversy among Old Town residents and merchants while the museum was housed temporarily here (now, the Alice King Community School).  The rocket was despised by Old Town residents and merchants, who felt it out of plce with the historical perspective of the area.  The museum eventually moved to south-east Albuquerque, taking the unwanted rocket with it.

 

 

Isotopes Park, home of the Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers)--(within walking distance of where I live).  In an episode of "The Simpsons," the Springfield Isotopes moved to Albuquerque.

 
 

The campus of the University of New Mexico. 

 

 

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