Sunday, June 30, 2013

Scavenger Hunt Sunday {06.30.2013}

Happy Sunday everyone!

Last week, I was in New Mexico for a teacher training. The training was, well, it was work. Unpaid in the summer work.

The location of our training was interesting though. We were at a boarding high school that is about two hours into the desert. We stayed in dorms, with roommates, shared bathrooms and ate in the cafeteria. That was the bad part.

The good part was the scenery. It was gorgeous. I've never been to that part of country or up in the mountains of the desert!

And we got to visit Santa Fe. That was a nice day trip. And I thought one day in Santa Fe was absolutely perfect, I feel like I've experienced it now.

The Loretto Chapel staircase was builting using only primitive tools. It is beautiful, and definitely a work of art.

Driving through the desert on the way back to school for Santa Fe.

This very interesting art installation in the cafeteria kind of reminds me of a big sugar candy sculpture.

I love the circles (dots?) that repeat in this cathedral. In the arches over the side aisles, and in the stained glass. Yeah, this is probably pushing it, but I really loved this chapel!

I'm not sure what this building is. There was a little slot to drop off your tax payments in the wall, kind of like a book drop off at the library, so it must be government related. But I loved the blue beams along the ceiling!

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Mary Gene Atwood said...

I had a great girls trip to Santa Fe! I was hooked on the green chile sauce that I found on everything! The staircase shot is gorgeous! The training sounds dismal. Sorry.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Gorgeous shots Katie!! I love that staircase and all of your photos this week! That sculpture is so cool and does look like candy. The roof in your stripes shot is so interesting, love the texture!! I bet you are glad to be home! I don't know if I could handle 'college life" living again.

Becky said...

Gorgeous shots Katie! I'm glad you found a bright side :)

Jules said...

So glad that you were able to find some bright spots in your trip. That staircase is gorgeous and that sculpture is definitely interesting! Welcome back!

Ida said...

Fabulous set.
I remember watching a movie about those stairs. They look amazing.
The glass sculpture is awesome and I also really liked the striped shot.

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

I tried to leave a comment earlier but it wasn't working with my phone. So I will try now that I am on the computer. If you get two comments that is why.
But I mentioned that I remember seeing that staircase before on another blog. It's a pretty famous staircase isn't it?
Also, I love that Chihuly glass! We had an exhibit at our Botanical Gardens several summers ago and several pieces stayed permanently. So glad they did!

Tracy said...

The photos are all stunning, as you have such an eye.
Hummmm, not paid, share a room with a stranger and food from a cafeteria...doesn't sound like great time, but the buildings are gorgeous

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