New Mexico – Wild West Moments

New Mexico from train Oct 2015

During our trip to California in October, I took this photo of a building that must be the epitome of a Spanish-style structure in New Mexico.  I must say we only saw it for a fleeting moment; the train stopped, I snapped the photo, and once again we were rolling down the rails.

Quite the structure, isn’t it?  Do you feel the way I feel when I look at this photo?  Definitely in need of upgrading and repairs, I think it looks like something out of a Western movie.  The Spanish style cutouts make me feel as if I’ve been transported back in time to an era where the “Wild West” was alive and well.

I don’t know what this structure is, but it was a rather interesting building to create a time-stir!!

  28 comments for “New Mexico – Wild West Moments

  1. December 15, 2015 at 11:00 am

    41 who the hell was counting. Beautiful old building. I could easily turn this into a home…watch my magic. Still hungover from your Christmas party. Thanks a lot eh!! lol

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  2. December 15, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Dare I say that the building looks haunted to me, Cher. Good job you were not in front of it for too long 👻

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  3. December 15, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Western movie! That is a good thought! Where did you see it?

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    • December 16, 2015 at 10:12 am

      Thanks, Erika! It was in New Mexico, but I am trying to remember which train stop! There were so many! I’ll try and find out! Cher xo

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      • December 16, 2015 at 10:26 am

        I love those buildings. But as you say it is a shame that it is not better taken care of.

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      • December 16, 2015 at 10:37 am

        I do too, Erika! I always feel bad when I see a lovely building not taken care of!!

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  4. December 15, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Is this on the railway? It his looks familiar to me. I think we had a ‘smoking stop’ there for the train staff.

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    • December 16, 2015 at 10:13 am

      Hi Hilary, yes as a matter of fact, it is! You took the Southwest Chief, didn’t you? It is in New Mexico along that route. I
      will try and find out which stop it was. You may have stopped right there! Cher xo

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  5. December 16, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    I love buildings like this. Whenever I see them, I find myself trying to imagine what they might have looked like when first built, in the context of what the surrounding area would have been like at the time.

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    • December 16, 2015 at 5:55 pm

      I do the exact same thing! It is wonderful to to and picture what it looked like, what was around it, and who was in it!! Cher xo

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  6. December 16, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Gorgeous. Fell in love with New Mexico. Almost moved there to Albequerque!

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  7. December 16, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Love it. Fell in love with New Mexico many years ago. Almost moved to Albuquerque.

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    • December 16, 2015 at 9:05 pm

      Oh did you, Carol? We stopped in Albuquerque! Cloudless sky! It is a beautiful state, isn’t it? Cher xo

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  8. December 18, 2015 at 11:43 am

    It is funny, that you call this Spanish style Cher. People here in Spain use to call it Marrocean style 🙂

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    • December 18, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      *LOL* Yes, I think it’s a North American thing, Irene! *LOL* Cher xo

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