The Fiestas de Barelas were celebrated, today, in the heart of Albuquerque. A couple of city blocks, on 4th Street, were closed down for fiesta-goers to enjoy one of the oldest neighborhoods in the 505. Just west of the Albuquerque Rail Yards, lies a thriving little community that is the anchor of Albuquerque's history. It was a fabulous Autumn day on 4th Street.
The vendors were out, in force, displaying their works of art, handmade crafts, and, local produce.
San Jose Mariachi, from Washington Middle School, performed - incredibly talented young people.
Lots of vecinos.
..and then the best tamales we have had in a very long time (from Senor Tortas.)
Of course, the customary car show with exceptional rides.
There is so much color in Barelas.
Barelas is home.