Monday, July 28, 2008

#9-Homage to the Burro-Santa Fe Vacation

This handsome fellow stands at the entrance to Burro Alley on San Francisco Street. A plaque reads: Wood peddlers, farmers and merchants used Burro Alley. Burros economically served the many cultures of New Mexico for many years. The people of Santa Fe relied on the burro for their welfare.

14 comments:

  1. I must say, I would be you'd never see anything like this in St Paul. What a great little statue.

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  2. l'importance de l'âne dans la vie économique, il méritait bien une statue.

    the importance of the donkey in economic life, he deserves a statue well.

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  3. Not so many real burros around anymore? We have a few in our parks here, but today only carrying kids.

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  4. Magnificent. A really nice tribute to all the burros who work for mankind.

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  5. This is just charming. And it's good to know this lovely creature is acknowledged.

    What's the difference between a burrow and an ass?

    I left a message for you on Monte Carlo DP - thanks so much for your poetry suggestion.

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  6. I meant to write burro not burrow, of course!

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  7. I thought you stopped. ?

    Nice to commemorate the burro.

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  8. Good to see the importance of this area honoured. I like the donkey statue.

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  9. Such nobility and humility. I like the little fellow and good to have him remembered.

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  10. A noble creature indeed. Very nice Kate.

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  11. He looks big. Is he life sized? Nice catch :)

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  12. Nice shot, Kate. Burros always make me think of "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre." :)

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  13. I must say I have enjoyed perusing your blog. Your Sante Fe photos intrigued me. I have two dear metal sculptor friends that have moved there and I have always wanted to go and soak up every ounce of art there is there. PS Have you seen the Kate Hepburn room at the National Portrait Gallery in D.C.? Fabulous!

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  14. Burros are donkeys, right?

    Is a donkey different from an ass? Sorry, my knowledge of farm animals is somewhat limited.

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