What America Looks Like: Santa Fe, New Mexico

By Conor Friedersdorf

The United States as seen by its residents

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In Santa Fe, New Mexico, the St. Francis Cathedral looms large on a downtown street. Built between 1869 and 1886, its style is Romanesque Revival, and it serves as the seat of the Santa Fe Archdiocese.

Let's take a closer look:

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That is meant to be a statue of St. Francis with wings in place of his arms.

Previously in this series: Venice Beach, California. Western Georgia. Cincinnati, Ohio.  Birmingham, Alabama. Clarksdale, Mississippi. New York, New York. The border between Arizona and Nevada. Detroit, Michigan. Key West, Florida. Portland, Oregon. Boston, Massachusetts. Austin, Texas. Nashville, Tennessee.

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Image credit: Conor Friedersdorf


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