Saturday, September 10, 2011

Albuquerque Railyard Exhibit - Opening September 15, 2011



My favorite place to visit and photograph in all of Albuquerque is the old railyard complex just south of downtown. I did a VERY LONG POST on the history of the place, with plenty of photos, in early 2010. Since then it's become VERY difficult to get a close look at the railyard due to movie shoots and drastically increased security once the city became liable for the property. But lots of people love the railyard and this Thursday, September 15, 2011, a mostly-photographic exhibit dedicated to raising public awareness of this stunning (and imperiled) collection of industrial architecture will open at the Kimo Theatre Gallery, 423 Central Ave. NW. Most--if not all--of the photographers will be present (yes, including me) and the show is free, so come on down Thursday between 6 and 8 PM if you can. All the works will be for sale, as well. The show runs through mid-November, so there's plenty of time to stop by if you can't make the opening. Hope to see you there!

Lots more information on the exhibit, including photos, recollections, and history can be found at the ALBUQUERQUE RAIL YARDS website. In addition to the above-mentioned City of Dust POST, a couple more of my rail yard photos can be found HERE and about, uh, 80 more HERE.

The great photo used for the postcard above was taken by local urban explorer KILLBOX. The photo below is yet another by yours truly.

5 comments:

Autumnforest said...

How beautiful and amazing! I just adore the industrial architecture and especially RR's. I would love to just call hookie and rush over there.

Scarlet said...

Amazing....

Doug Sterling said...

Soooo many posts with the Albuquerque railyard! I love the photos, and I'm glad you've had the opportunity to showcase them a few times, now. I'll have to visit the yard next time I'm in Albuquerque.

jmhouse said...

There was a local market every Sunday in the blacksmith shop this year. It was wildly successful with about 5,000 people coming through each week. It's a great way to see the yards and, fingers crossed, will be starting up again this spring.

JM

Doug Sterling said...

That's great! I'd love to see what they have at the market. If it's still going on when I get a chance to visit, I'll have to try and plan a trip there. Must be a cool atmosphere! I'm really glad to hear the city is trying to restore a piece of history - and quite the majestic one, at that.