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Old 08-08-2007, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Everywhere
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I tried to google it and look at images. Your area interest me because of the lack of bitching on this site is like no other state tread. I love mountains, stable weather, no humidity, streets line with palm trees (do you have palm trees?) Caci, I love lots of cacti. I think Im looking for a cooler phoenix, Im not sure.

Is there a drought? I know phoenix is in a drought. The only time I visit is when I leave Texas on my way to Denver Co. Denver and most of Colorado is on water restrictions.

Any good websites or pics would be helpfull. I looked at the pics on the site and on this new mexico forum...but I don't think I still have a good look.

Thanks for all your help

Steve
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:59 PM
 
Location: AZ
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The whole southwest is a arid region. Droughts are normal. No palms in ABQ, but lots of cacti, especially prickly pear. There are 4 seasons in ABQ, but mild ones. Summer is long and rather hot, but not Phoenix hot. Humidity levels are very low most of the year and winters are mild, but quite cold at night.

Go to Google, type in Albuquerque pictures, then click on images.
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Old 08-08-2007, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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sberdrow wanted clarification:

> what does albuquerque look like?

Try here:
Flickr: The Albuquerque Pool
There is a lot of chaff to wade through, but you will also
get a lot of 'street-level' views of neighborhoods, streets, etc.

> Is there a drought? I know phoenix is in a drought.

Central and Eastern NM have gotten a good bit of rain which
has improved the conditions:
US Drought Monitor

Note that phoenix doesn't care if there is a drought because they get
water from the Colorado river whilst Albuquerque pretty much has to
get it locally (pretty much). Phoenix is currently drawing on reserves
of water in Lake Powell and Lake Mead and when they suck them dry,
they will do something about it.

> Denver and most of Colorado is on water restrictions.

Water restrictions are going to be a way of life drought or no drought
everywhere West of the the Ogallala from now until the end of days.
Albuquerque has them too.
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Old 08-08-2007, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I've only visited briefly and missed out on much of the city, but some impressions: wonderful mountains in the background, lots of trees in some neighborhoods, beautiful adobe architecture, ugly adobe architecture, other styles of buildings, "motel motel motel broken neon arabesque" (WSB), tiny distant lights in the valley, Old City's rustic look, some murals, long grassy stretches without much around, newly built cookie-cutter houses clustered together, lots of beautiful women, small downtown parks being put to vital use, funky coffee shops, etc.

I forgot one important word: space.

Also, try these photos (though some may be by Albuquerque residents without being shots of Albuquerque: Flickr: Duke City Fix (http://www.flickr.com/groups/dukecityfix/ - broken link)
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Old 08-08-2007, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Chihuahuan Desert
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If you haven't wandered around the home page for city-data, then you may not know that there are city pictures there as well. Click on the city-data.com logo in the header (upper left) of each forum page, then click on the state you want, then click on the city. This takes you to data page for the city and there are tons of pictures there too. I mention this only because you may have first come to the site like I did, with a link to the city forums, and may not realize the other stuff is out there.
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Old 08-08-2007, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Everywhere
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Originally Posted by yukon View Post
If you haven't wandered around the home page for city-data, then you may not know that there are city pictures there as well. Click on the city-data.com logo in the header (upper left) of each forum page, then click on the state you want, then click on the city. This takes you to data page for the city and there are tons of pictures there too. I mention this only because you may have first come to the site like I did, with a link to the city forums, and may not realize the other stuff is out there.
thanks, I did actually see the pics after clicking city data.com but I did not find them too helpful. It needs alot more pics to get a better idea.
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Old 08-08-2007, 05:53 PM
 
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Seeing is believing. Why don't you come to Albuquerque and take a look for yourself?

You'll see beautiful mountains, incredible sunsets, and a bit of the old mixed in with a bit of the new.
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Old 08-09-2007, 01:59 AM
 
Location: Haines, AK
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Default sorta like this

My chunk of ABQ looks sorta like this.



It could be yours if you're in the market for a house near UNM, check Craigslist.
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Old 08-09-2007, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Jeeper over at skyscraperpageforum posted these pictures of Dowtown. He has an incredible eye when it comes to photography.

The Duke City - Downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico - SkyscraperPage Forum
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Old 08-09-2007, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Loved all the links and pictures, you guys.

finmqa1 - Jeeper at the skyscraper site has done some beautiful work ... I hope he takes more pictures of the more New Mexican style parts of town.
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