We had one of those rare times for the Albuquerque area where it started raining Saturday night, stayed cloudy and rained all day and into the night on Sunday. The clouds were starting to break up when I got to the parking garage a little before 7:00 am this morning.
Another sad day for Paris with Notre Dame burning. Laurie and I were in Paris last July for a conference and stayed in the Hotel Hospital in the hospital building that’s behind the foliage on the left-hand side of the photo above. I added links to posts I’ve done with Notre Dame after the last photo.
Posts with photos of Notre Dame taken in July 2018 and May/June 2013:
Gone With the Gargoles
Contraband From Notre Dame
Gargoyle in a Bubble
Another Saturday Night in a Life
A Dark Day for Paris
Paris Day Three
This mural is on the south wall of the condemned building on 2nd Street and Central Avenue (Old Route 66). It’s the same building that has the Route 66 mural on its north wall that I posted on January 19th. The depiction of the torn newspaper bearing the headline: Moronic Officials Destroy Historic Landmarks refers to the Historic Alvarado Hotel that stood along the railroad tracks from 1909 to 1970 when it was demolished. The site sat vacant, used as a parking lot, until 2002 when the first phase of the Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center was completed in the style of the Alvarado Hotel. A second phase was completed in 2006. While many historic buildings in downtown Albuquerque where torn down during the urban renewal craze of the 1960’s, it was the Santa Fe Railroad who demolished the Alvarado Hotel in 1970.
See more photos at http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2017/2/a-touch-of-color
See all 32 photos of the “boulevard of broken dreams” at http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2016/9/route-66-after-dark-satellite-coffee-to-the-route-66-diner
More B&W images at http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2016/8/out-to-lunch