Day 954: NM State Capitol

After considerable efforts, we failed to find a place to park in Santa Fe for Shabbos, so we decided to stay here at the Camel Rock Casino for Shabbos.

Today we drove into Santa Fe to visit the New Mexico State Capitol building, the only round capitol building in the US:

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The Senate chamber:

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The House of Representatives chamber:

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The capitol building’s walls are covered in art wherever possible, including this work in which the artist painted a portrait of Frida Kahlo with the artist’s grandmother:

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View from the balcony:

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This buffalo head was made from all different kinds of materials.  For example, the “fur” between the eyes is made of paintbrushes:

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The office of the Governor:

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We walked through the hallways that led to the North Capitol building:

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This interactive sculpture is called “Political Machine”.  It didn’t work well.  Perhaps that’s the point:

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The North Capitol building:

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We next stopped at a used book store.  The owner suggested things to see in the area:

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As casino camping goes, this is a pretty nice spot:

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I went for a ride up into the mountains.  The pavement ended at this trailhead:

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View on the way back down:

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On the way back to the RV, I stopped by Camel Rock, the geographic feature for which the casino is named:

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Good Shabbos from the Camel Rock Casino!

Day 953: Exploring Santa Fe
Day 956: Purim Prep in Santa Fe

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