Civic Plaza

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Most of Civic Plaza in Downtown Albuquerque is fenced off while they expand what looks like a kid killer play area. I’m not sure what the textured designs and bubbled bumps are supposed to be with their no slip, granular texture. I couldn’t get close enough to feel the surface, but it looks very rough; if it’s as rough as it looks, I believe kids will skin their palms, knees, elbows and faces when they land on the gritty surfaces sliding down the slides. Or when they trip, and fall. But then again, maybe it’s a high tech, very soft, no slip, granular surface?

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Bruski demostrating the eyelvel view above the playground level.
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View from eyelevel.

Dream Flights

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Dream Flights west of Downtown Albuquerque

Another clear morning for day three of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Some of the balloons floated southwest of the balloon field, ending up on Albuquerque’s west side and south valley.

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Looking east from Alameda at the river.
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Floating over Old Highway 66 on the west side of Albuquerque.
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Floating toward the Albuquerque’s south valley.
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Hanging over Old Highway 66.