Christmas Eve in Albuquerque

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A brief detour from summer in Antarctica to winter in New Mexico. The San Felipe de Neri church in Old Town, Albuquerque was built in 1793, but the parish is nearly 300 years old, almost the same age as the city.

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Luminarias -- candles in paper bags weighted with a little sand -- festoon Albuquerque at this time of year. This display in Old Town struck me as particularly graceful.

Happy Holidays!

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