Sunday, August 09, 2009

La Conquistadora

Here is a teaser, one photo of many I took yesterday afternoon in the Cathedral Basilica of St Francis, Santa Fe. This is the statue of Our Lady of the Rosary, La Conquistadora, "[t]he oldest statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the United States to whom a constant public devotion has been maintained."

A very devout history of the image may be found here.

You may click the photo to embiggen.

The quick report:
Lovely seeing old friends and meeting new ones at breakfast yesterday in Bernalillo. Since there was wifi at the Flying Star, I hung there until 1 then drove to Santa Fe. Met my BFF at the Plaza and we toured the cathedral, with my snapping away (about 60 photos). Then off to the condo on the north end of town, some time by the pool, and dinner at Max's. The food was really fine, from salads through entrées to dessert. We ordered different dishes, tasted each others, it was all superb. Washed it down with a couple of bottles of St Sulpice Bordeaux. Then to the Santa Fe Opera for Don Giovanni. Good strong singers. Lovely evening. This morning breakfast at Zia Café. Terrific. My friends, meanwhile, discovered two other good eateries yesterday at breakfast and lunch, Clafouti and Tart's Treats. All on Guadalupe in Santa Fe. Major eating weekend.

I think I'm going to open some boxes and play with computers later today.

--the BB

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