Santa Fe is the country’s oldest capital city (founded in 1610 by Spanish colonists), yet its verve and vigor belie its age. The city’s architectural marvels – many of which are hundreds of years old, like St. Francis Cathedral, Palace of the Governors, and the San Miguel Mission – house modern restaurants, galleries, shops and breweries (and what seems like an almost endless supply of turquoise jewelry repositories).
This city is truly an artist’s paradise, and a photographer’s wonderland – when the New Mexico sun sits low on the horizon, the landscape comes to life, and shadows become a medium all their own.
Go Ahead arranged for an exciting and informative tour of the city and the surrounding countryside, led by a local historian named Whitney. The tour delved into ancient pueblo history, tales of conquistadors and conquerors, modern New Mexican art and culture, and more. Whitney even found time to crack a few antiquated jokes.
“What do you get when you have six pinion on one hand, and five pinion on the other? A difference of a pinion.” Glorious stuff.