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Sandia Ranch Sanatorium, an abandoned haunted insane asylum | Vol. 3

Sandia Ranch Sanatorium is one of Albuquerque’s local urban legends. An old abandoned insane asylum which was known for performing lobotomies and using electro-shock therapy is reported to be haunted. Several rumors exist including those of murder in addition to how the staff would store the bodies of the “batched” lobotomies in the crawl space in the boiler room. (more…)

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Sandia Ranch Sanatorium, an abandoned haunted insane asylum | Vol. 2

Sandia Ranch Sanatorium is one of Albuquerque’s local urban legends. An old abandoned insane asylum which was known for performing lobotomies and using electro-shock therapy is reported to be haunted. Several rumors exist including those of murder in addition to how the staff would store the bodies of the “batched” lobotomies in the crawl space in the boiler room. (more…)

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Sandia Ranch Sanatorium, an abandoned haunted insane asylum | Vol. 1

Sandia Ranch Sanatorium is one of Albuquerque’s local urban legends. An old abandoned insane asylum which was known for performing lobotomies and using electro-shock therapy is reported to be haunted. Several rumors exist including those of murder in addition to how the staff would store the bodies of the “batched” lobotomies in the crawl space in the boiler room. (more…)

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Photos taken in RAW format with my Canon Rebel T2i

Just under two months ago, I purchased my first “real” camera… a Canon Rebel T2i. Oh, how I love this camera! I have always been passionate about photography and finally decided to make the move and invest in something more than a “point and shoot” auto-focus pocket-style camera. I am so glad I did… no regrets here. When looking back at my childhood, I have to laugh… whenever my mother would take the camera film in to be developed, I would always get in trouble. You see, when she picked up the photos, the entire roll would typically be pictures of our dogs and cats – which were my favorite subjects when I would sneak the camera out of the cupboard. (more…)

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Pike Place Market, Seattle WA | Photos

The history of Pike Place Market is as rich and colorful as Seattle itself.

Its nine acres and more than a century of operation encompass thousands of fascinating stories — tales of immigration, internment, renovation and urban renewal — all that help explain why Pike Place Market is called “The Soul of Seattle.” (more…)

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11.11.11 Robinson Park | Occupy the World Day #occupyburque

It was a cool, overcast day, but everyone’s spirits soared! After Occupy / (un)Occupy Albuquerque’s problems with Yale Park on the UNM campus, it was such a relief for all to be able to hold the 11.11.11 event without any incidences and without any police. It was a joyous day as the information booth was brought out, pamphlets and other reading material laid out, and the kitchen set back up. Once again, our camp banners were hung proudly between two trees. (more…)

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A collection of Photos of the Day from National Geographic

 

Here is a collection of striking photography featured in National Geographic’s “Photo of the Day” site. (more…)

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Animals photographed with a full white background


Born in 1966 in Brussels, Belgium, Eric Isselée has always been passionate about the animal kindgom and nature. At the age of 17, while completing his degree in photography, he worked with his father, a light aircraft pilot, as an aerial photographer. (more…)

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Moon rising over the Sandia Mountains

The Sandia Mountains (Tiwa (Pueblo) name posu gai hoo-oo, “where water slides down arroyo”) are a mountain range located in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties, immediately to the east of the city of Albuquerque in New Mexico in the southwestern United States. The range is largely within the Cibola National Forest, and part of the range is protected as the Sandia Mountain Wilderness. It is home to the Sandia Peak Ski Area. Its highest point is Sandia Crest, 10,678 feet (3,255 m). (more…)

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Dia de los Muertos Marigold Parade | Albuquerque NM Nov. 6, 2011 Vol. 2


Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in many cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Here are photos from the Albuquerque NM Marigold Parade held on November 6, 2011.  This is part two of a two part set of pictures. These are the photos taken from the parade. For pre-parade pictures of everyone preparing, please click here. (more…)

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