Sunday, August 18, 2013

Bernalillo, New Mexico: Culture and History in Pictures


Murals, Rotary Park, Bernalillo, New Mexico


It's intriguing how we humans have been doing some of the same cultural things since caveman times. Painting pictures on a wall that tell a cultural history is one example of this.


Murals, Rotary Park, Bernalillo, New Mexico



Bernalillo, New Mexico, tells a pictorial history in the Rotary Park.

Murals, Rotary Park, Bernalillo, New Mexico


 There's a nod to Route 66.


Murals, Rotary Park, Bernalillo, New Mexico


 To iconic coyotes, the moon, and, yes, spaceships.


Murals, Rotary Park, Bernalillo, New Mexico

 To sacred clowns. 
 

Murals, Rotary Park, Bernalillo, New Mexico


To matachines.


Murals, Rotary Park, Bernalillo, New Mexico

To the Sandia Mountains. (Sandia is watermelon in Spanish, hence the mural above. However, as the docent at the Coronado State Monument said, the mountains' name probably refers to "holy day," or "san dia.")


Murals, Rotary Park, Bernalillo, New Mexico


To angels.


Murals, Rotary Park, Bernalillo, New Mexico


All of it together works.


Murals, Rotary Park, Bernalillo, New Mexico


There's been a lot of blood shed in New Mexico, and the symbols of each of the peoples who clashed are here, as are the peoples.



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