Every year, for the last 10 years, El Rancho De Las Golondrinas undergoes a physical transformation from a working hacienda into a medieval village for the Santa Fe Renaissance Fair. Over the past weekend, the 200-acre farm was overtaken by hundreds of knights and ladies dressed in their best 16th century attire. The fairgoers were greeted by various forms of period-appropriate entertainment including their most dangerous sports such as jousting, rapier fighting and armored combat. However, for most of these sportsmen, their game lasts longer than just the weekend.
Tucked away between the Rio Grande River and the Corrales Community Farms lies a small patch of raspberry heaven. Heidi’s Raspberry U-Pick farm was started by Heidi Eleftheriou in 2001. Since then, visitors from all over New Mexico come to pick in-season raspberries from the many patches at the farm. Families can be seen laughing and peeking through vines along the lush raspberry corridors.
The Sandia Tram took its first trip up the mountain on May 7, 1966. The construction of the Tram took 24 months to complete and 60 days of testing the cable cars for safety before it was officially open for business. Each car can currently hold 50 passengers — approximately 10,000 pounds. It travels above the Cibola National Forest with cables that are 4,000 feet long, making the trip 15 minutes both ways.
Stuffed with worries and fears, the burning of Old Man Gloom lets participants in the annual event watch their worries go up in smoke. Santa Fe celebrated the 93rd annual burning of Zozobra Sept 1. Last year, more than 55,000 people attended the event, and this year’s crowd seemed to rival that record-breaking number.
The Albuquerque BioPark and Botanic Garden hosted the Annual Obon Festival on Aug. 10, as a part of the Garden’s Summer Night concert series.
The University of New Mexico Department of Physics and Astronomy and the UNM Observatory hosted a viewing party on Monday morning to celebrate the first solar eclipse in almost 40 years.
Editorial Note: These articles and images have been revisited (and some reprinted) as part of our "Editors' Picks" issue. The pieces can be viewed by clicking the links listed below. This issue was created with the intent of showcasing some of the Daily Lobo's best work from Aug. 2016 until now. Our news, sports, culture, photo and music editors — along with our Editor-in-Chief — selected some of the most memorable pieces and moments to compile this year-in-review style issue. Although we were unable to include everything in print, more of our favorites can be found online and in our archives. The Daily Lobo staff
These photos were taken by the Daily Lobo staff as they traveled across the country and across the world.
Light blues seeped into the desert sky as we trudged up the steep side of Tomé Hill. The trail was still isolated, save for a few people. As we rushed to the top, anxious to see the sunrise, I noticed a woman stepping very slowly. Once I was closer I noticed that her feet were bare upon the jagged rocks. She carried her shoes as tears streamed down her face. That was when it sunk in; the full magnitude of what this pilgrimage means to so many. Once at the top, we found ourselves among a group of about 20 people, surrounded by three huge crosses permanently fixed into the hill.
Continuing the tradition of the semiannual photo edition, today we, the photo staff, showcase the culmination of our semester’s work. Be it a small accomplishment or grand, we as students and photographers have all completed this semester more knowledgeable than when we began.