Old And Haunted But Not Abandoned
Yesterday, which was also Mid-term Election Day, I took a break from politics to have a short photo adventure around my home town of Los Lunas. I visited a couple of historic churches and the famous Luna Mansion on Main Street.
The Luna Mansion was built in 1880 by the Santa Fe Railroad as a gift (bribe?) to the Luna-Otero family for granting passage through their land. In 1975 the Luna Mansion was officially added to the National Register Of Historic Places. Click here to see the photo and application that was submitted for the Mansion.
The Luna Mansion is now an upscale steak and seafood restaurant with many first hand accounts of ghost activity from staff and patrons. Unfortunately, I haven't seen or experienced anything there myself but I definitely felt that the house was watching me while I was taking my photos.
New Life For Old Buildings
On August 12, 2018, Johnpaul and I went to check out the Albuquerque Rail Yards Market. The Market was alright but I didn't take any photos of it because the real reason I went was to check out the other buildings. Normally, this property is locked up tight to keep pranksters and vandals out. A nosey person like myself would need to get special permission and probably buy some kind of permit to get in and shoot photos.... unless I attend the Rail Yard Market, in which case it's free.
To clarify, visitors are not allowed to enter any of the buildings but people are welcome to wander around and shoot photos through the open doors and broken windows. Don't try to go inside, I think it would end poorly.
On a side note, The Albuquerque Rail Yards appear in several episodes of Breaking Bad. The Market is open every Sunday, May through October, from 10:00am - 2:00pm. For more information about the Albuquerque Rail Yards Market click here.
I am DeAnna Vincent, fine art and portrait photographer in Los Lunas, New Mexico. These are the photos from my everyday adventures.