While the roots of the fiestas are religious in origin, they have a much larger meaning. They are about culture, community, and, bringing people together. The Fiestas de San Felipe de Neri went down this past weekend.
We enjoyed watching the people who came to enjoy the fiestas in Old Town. Here they are.
Señor Pedro Rivera and his spouse. Wearing a beautiful belt buckle in the courtyard of the church. We were flattered that he posed for us. He bought the belt buckle in Juarez and embellished it himself. We met the Brothers of the Franciscan Friars of Renewal San Juan Diego Friary. From left to right - Brothers Isaiah, Joachim and Maximillian.
A hard working vendor. With a smile.
Black Pearl was jamming in the gazebo.
You are never too young, or old, to dance. Jumping for joy.
An Albuquerque institution, and, one of the most principled people around. Don.
These were the best dancers - in our opinion. Groovin'.