Santa Fe, New Mexico Photos

Santa Fe in Photos

Photos of Santa Fe, New Mexico captured by Don Peterson.

The ability to so easily commute by Rail Runner to Santa Fe from Albuquerque, New Mexico, makes it possible to visit the “The City Different” for an afternoon of dining and sightseeing and be back home in Albuquerque by 10PM. It is such a pleasant way to travel that I much prefer it to driving. I always bring my camera to record my impressions of Santa Fe Day Trips. There is an endless array of details to be discovered even if you find yourself strolling along the same streets each time you visit.If you want free hi-resolution downloads of my favorite Santa Fe, New Mexico photos click here.

Update August, 2017, New Santa Fe Photos:

Santa Fe Outdoor Art Installation

The photo above shows a beautiful public art installation located near the New Mexico State Capital building in downtown Santa Fe.

Lowriders, Santa Fe Plaza, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Lowriders seen in Santa Fe Plaza as part of a movie set on an early Saturday morning.

Santa Fe Style, Adobe

Simple, clean Santa Fe style Adobe!

Flowers, Santa Fe, New Mexico

The monsoon season rains has been very good to Santa Fe this year as these wildflowers in front of an old church in downtown Santa Fe attest to!

Santa Fe, New Mexico, Pink Adobe Restaurant

The Pink Adobe Restaurant in downtown Santa Fe is, to my eye, one of the most charming buildings in this beautiful city! 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico - Canyon Road

A scene from Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Santa Fe Art Gallery - Canyon Road
Santa Fe Art Gallery – Canyon Road

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha

The photo above shows a statue of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, a Catholic American Indian who became known as the Lily of the Mohawks, erected in front of Cathedral Church of St. Francis of Asissi in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Santa Fe Photos - Native American Costume
Santa Fe Photos – Native American Costume

The striking Native American costume shown above is usually on display outside of a gift shop in downtown Santa Fe.

Santa Fe Art Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Art Gallery, Canyon Road, Santa Fe

Here is a view an art gallery in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Art Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Art Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

This panel shows to prominent sites in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The historic landmark La Fonda hotel, and an old Santa Fe Line train at the Santa Fe Depot.

Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico

This is what Santa Fe is all about! Rustic Adobe homes with beautiful hand-hewn touches and textures. Simply beautiful. This doorway (above) is one of the most photographed in Santa Fe.

Art Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Canyon Road Art Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Restaurant Near Santa Fe Plaza, Santa fe, New Mexico
Restaurant, Santa Fe, New Mexico
An Art Gallery on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico
An Art Gallery on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico

The photo below shows an architectural detail in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico near the Plaza.

Downtown, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Downtown, Santa Fe, New Mexico
New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM

Art Gallery, Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Best Photo Opportunities in Santa Fe

If you have a limited amount of time to spend in Santa Fe (a day or less) and want to get the best photos, here’s a suggestion. Start with a walking tour of Santa Fe Plaza. This will give you a view of the photogenic New Mexico Museum of Art and the Plaza of the Governors.

Santa Fe, New Mexico, Art Gallery

Next, head to Canyon Road. Walking along this street, packed with art galleries, you will more find photogenic details per square foot than just about anywhere else in Santa Fe.

Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Fe, New Mexico, Window
Shop Window, Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Fe, New Mexico Photo - Gift Shop
A Gift Shop near The Plaza, Santa Fe, New Mexico

A stroll along Santa Fe Plaza and Canyon Road combined will take between two to three hours (if you’re browsing and taking photos). You will find a cozy cafe on Canyon Road or a restaurant near Santa Fe Plaza to refresh after this invigorating stroll. Enjoy!

Santa Fe, New Mexico - Adobe & Turquoise Doorway
A Home on Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico
A Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Loretto Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Downtown, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Downtown, Santa Fe, New Mexico
A Santa Fe Restaurant Detail, Santa Fe, New Mexico
A Santa Fe restaurant detail
Santa Fe Street
Santa Fe Downtown Street
Downtown Santa Fe, Early Fall Morning
Downtown Santa Fe, Early Fall Morning

A visit to Santa Fe anytime of the year will be rewarding. My personal favorites are the summer season with its lush foliage and the fall when cottonwood trees are adorned with shimmering gold color.

Why You Should Visit Santa Fe, New Mexico