Now more than ever we are compelled to observe our homes and the views around where we live more closely, including what we see right outside our front doors. Look outside. What is nearest to your door? What’s in the middle ground? And finally, what’s furthest off in the distance? What are the smells and noises?
The objects in our houses can evoke stories about our families, friends, wider communities, and places of belonging. What artifacts (candles, family heirlooms, pieces of furniture, etc) tell a story about your relationship to home, your neighborhood, and Santa Fe?
Photos document the people and places that make our lives meaningful. They hold memories of our ancestors, record important events, remind us of sites that may no longer exist, as well as show how the passage of time is reflected in our homes, businesses, parks, and schools. What photographs do you hold dear that reflect past and present events in your home and neighborhood?
There are over 50 streets and many key landmarks, including parks, in the neighborhoods of Casa Alegre, La Cieneguita, Bellamah, Rancho Siringo, Casa del Cerro, Hopewell-Mann, and surrounding areas. Each one of these streets and landmarks is named for something, someone, or someplace. These streets also embody memories and hold stories that are both personal and communal. What stories do your streets and those in your neighborhood tell?