Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Bell Tower: ABC Wednesday-"B"


Where it all began for me! My first introduction to Santa Fe was at St. John's College in the summer of 1984 where I attended a 4-week seminar  with other social studies and English teachers from around the United States. We were housed in the apartments shown below. Since that fateful summer, I've been traveling back and forth to this magical city from my home in St. Paul, MN.


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27 comments:

  1. Education is supposed to broaden one's horizons, and the summer program you described accomplished that objective.

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  2. I can see the magic that pulls you back

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  3. Isn't it interesting how a place can grab us after one visit. My place is London. On my very first trip to Europe, I stopped in London for 3 days. Since then I've been back 8 times. There is just something about that city that keeps me coming back.

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  4. It's funny how one visit to a place can make you fall in love. :)
    I love that bell tower against the blue sky. I'm glad you've been able to come back often.

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  5. How fantastic Kate, I wonder if it had changed much since those first days?

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  6. Santa Fe; You drank of it's water and heard the Bell of Saint John's! The city cast a spell over you!

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  7. It is funny how we find a place far from home that keeps drawing us back. I too have a place like that. The bell tower is lovely against that New Mexico sky!

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  8. Lovely composition and I really enjoy your personal comments.

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  9. So nice that you found one of your heart's homes and that you've been able to return repeatedly. Santa Fe is one of those special places. I'm enjoying your photos of it.

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  10. You came, you saw, you fell in love and you keep coming back. That's quite a recommendation for Santa Fe!

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  11. I hope to visit this magical city some day. Not too shabby apartments you guys stayed in. =)

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  12. It is funny how some places can stick with you forever.

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  13. what fun to divide your time between two homes! beautiful tower :)

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  14. Not to miss is the Illuminated Bible commissioned by the Benedictine monks of St. John-which is on exhibit at the NM History museum.

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  15. I love bell towers and that's a nice one. Wonderful photos of it too. I really hope to visit Santa Fe someday!

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  16. Ah! I've wondered why you go back and forth to Santa Fe!

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  17. I want to ring those chimes!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  18. That's a beautiful bell tower Kate.

    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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  19. That's a beautiful bell tower Kate.

    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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  20. They have the best Summer music program here. It's a great community event.

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  21. Wonderful. Its so nice that you can go back there year after year.

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  22. Being sent to a program in Santa Fe was not tough duty! I can see how it captured your heart.

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  23. It does have an aura, doesn't it? Harmonic convergence?

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  24. Growing up the sound of the bell from the church reminds us to pray and wake up! In our city in the Philippines, the church bells rung early in the morning for early mass. Then at 6am-12noon-6pm the bell ring again for Angelus. ^_^ Today, we hardly hear a bell ringing and I miss it. ^_^

    Letter B

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  25. You made me remember the old song: the bells are ringing for me and my gal!
    Beautiful photo of the bell tower!
    HelenMac
    ABC Wednesday Team

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  26. I wish all churches would ring their bells more often.

    Thanks for the visit Kate...

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