Santa Fe is a ritzy town at a 7000 foot elevation and near desert terrain surrounding it. Population is only 68,000. It’s the capitol of New Mexico too. There is a central square where people hang out including a teen belly dancer who performs under the watchful eyes of her mother and a bearded character on a three wheeler. I wandered up to nearby Tesuque and further on to Abiquiu and the Ghost Ranch, an area that inspired many of Georgia O’keeffe’s paintings. The food here is based on Mexican cuisine, but the red and green chile sauces are unique to New Mexico. Most buildings are adobe or a simulated adobe sometimes called Santa Fake. Some structures date back to the 17th century. There are also many art galleries. Note that the engine in the rail yard was painted for a movie. It actually belongs to Santa Fe Southern.