Thursday, August 11, 2011

San Felipe de Neri Rectory Garden



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

When we were in Albuquerque in June, we went to see the church of San Felipe de Neri, which was constructed in 1793. We got there too late in the day to see the interior of the church, but we were able to enjoy the rectory garden.

If you would like to see what the garden looks like as a drawing, click HERE.

22 comments:

Elettra said...

Ciao George, the gardens of the churches and convents are an oasis of peace !!!!!!!.

Fred Alton said...

George, this looks like a place inviting me to come and sit for my early morning Bible read. It has that relaxed feel to it.

Sandra said...

could not see the drawing, kept getting a blogger error. image that, a blooger error, who ever heard of that? beautiful place to visit

A Lady's Life said...

such a peaceful setting. If only life were like that :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Looks like a beautiful and peaceful place!

Ginny said...

It is quite lovely, and does look Spanish. Now if only there were a place to sit...

T.O. Geezer said...

I love to visit old churches. We have several here in California. Mission San Juan Capistrano is only about 40 miles form where I live. It's well worth a visit if your ever in the area.

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Beautiful photo...isn't it something neat to see things that old...we don't get to see very many here in the US.

Kim, USA said...

Built in 1793 wow that is too old I could only imagine how intricately well designed the inside of the church. Happy Thursday!

Happyone:-) said...

Seems like a calm and peaceful place. I would enjoy walking around there.

The Incredible Woody said...

I've blown through Albuquerque twice. I really, really need to stop and explore that place!

rainfield61 said...

I missed to see the interior as well.

LV said...

I loved down in that part of the country. Would like to go back and do more sightseeing.

Lynda said...

They have a lovely garrden.

SandyCarlson said...

That is a beautiful garden. These places are oases, ministries unto themselves. Thanks, George.

Ruthi said...

looks so peaceful. love the well-trimmed trees.

forgetmenot said...

What a lovely garden. That lily is spectacular too--always a beautiful flower. Have a great weekend. Mickie ;)

Ann said...

That's a fountain or bird bath?

EG Wow said...

A place to soothe the soul. And I I checked out the drawing and liked it very much. I think I'll have to learn how to sketch in Photoshop!

Indrani said...

I too have missed out the interiors of many churches and had to be content with just the shots of the exteriors. You got a good capture.

Leovi said...

This garden is really beautiful and seems very quiet. Beautiful photo.

Craver Vii said...

I remember when I was about 12 years old, how I thought it was strange that a church building would ever be closed.