Sawmill District details

November 05, 2017  •  3 Comments

As promised last week, I continue to blog today with images from the Sawmill District in Albuquerque.  My penchant for geometrics was definitely piqued by the architectural elements of a number of different buildings, particularly those designed to obscure mechanical areas.  In the two photographs below, the concrete blocks appear to do exactly that.  Together with contrasting colors, the forms play with the morning light.


Although it was built, if my memory serves me correctly, in the late 1960s, the Hotel Albuquerque (formerly the Sheraton Old Town Inn) has quite the striking edifice.  At that time, it housed dignitaries and heads of state from all over the world.

It's new sibling, the Hotel Chaco, about which I wrote last week, has its own rhythm created by windows and sandstone.


Many different elements are highlighted in the Albuquerque Museum (aM).  Here is a building corner with glass, and again, sandstone.


The outside of the museum blends sculpture garden and park.


As the shift from autumn to winter begins, and animals and birds change locations, many photographic opportunities await.  I hope you are able to take advantage of the richness these alterations provide.

until next Monday,


a passion for the image@



You showcased the architecture beautifully, Daryl. You are definitely an artist, creating pieces with light and aspect. I'm in awe. Can you imagine those photographs enlarged and hanging on some big wall? People would be standing there staring with their jaws dropping. Thank you for sharing your talent in this blog.
Steve Immel(non-registered)
Great, very abstract architecturals, Daryl. I like that in the first two you can't be sure what you're looking at. Are they storm drains, vents for mechanicals? I'm still not sure. I like the patterns of the Hotel Albuquerque in particular. Nice stuff.
Chuck Woodburn(non-registered)
Cool stuff Daryl. Keep it coming. Us architects love it!
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