The Diner That Never Was
Last weekend, Johnpaul and I went on a little photo-adventure to the Rio Puerco Bridge on-the-mother-road-to-rio-puerco-bridge.html which is out on Historic Route 66 west of Albuquerque. From there, we decided to take Hwy 6 back to Los Lunas and, on the way, came across Maybelle's Diner.
After posting a few photos on Twitter, one of my followers shared some interesting information about this location, namely that there never was any such place as Maybelle's Diner.
Turns out the original name of this place was Wild Horse Mesa Bar. After it closed, Hollywood came in and used it for an on-location set in the 2016 movie Katie Says Goodbye. It was renamed Maybelle's Diner for the movie.
A Steel Guardian Of The Mother Road
Originally constructed in 1933, the Rio Puerco Bridge stands guard over this section of Historic Route 66 in New Mexico. It is no longer accessible by automobile but I-40 is a mere stone's throw away and certainly a safer method of crossing the river.
The Rio Puerco Bridge is a Parker Through Truss style bridge and was fabricated by the Kansas City Structural Steel Company. The bridge is 250 feet in length, making it one of the longest bridges of it's type in New Mexico.
These photos were shot on January 12, 2019.
Sunsets In The Desert
Here are my next set of time lapse sunsets from 2018. To see the first five videos, follow the link. --> best-of-2018-time-lapse-videos-of-new-mexico-skies-part-1.html
Sandhill Cranes, Hawks and Crows
Sanhill Cranes, Hawks and Crows are just a few of the species that spend the winter at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in San Antonio, New Mexico. Some birds come from as far away as Canada, Alaska, Greenland and Siberia.
This is my second post of images from Bosque del Apache. Check out part one here. bosque-del-apache-national-wildlife-refuge-part-1.html
A View That Never Gets Old
There are many reasons why people are drawn to New Mexico, why they come here for a visit and never go home. The expansive and always dramatic skies never disappoint. I have shot many time lapse videos of sunrises and sunsets this year but there are far too many to put them all in one blog post. So, in chronological order, here are the first five.
Stay tuned, there's more to come!
I am DeAnna Vincent, fine art and portrait photographer in Los Lunas, New Mexico. These are the photos from my everyday adventures.