Portrait Of A Canale

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This portrait of a canale is a different way to talk about Santa Fe, New Mexico and some of the mysterious elements of our Southwestern architecture. I found this canale looking at me on the old Santa Fe Trail near our Historic Plaza as if waiting for a portrait. The blue sky added just the right amount of light to capture this elegant creation used to take water from a flat roof.

You see, 'canale' is a Spanish word for a watersprout. In Santa Fe, canales and flat roofs go together both as design elements and the structural necessities of Santa Fe Pueblo architectural style. They are the technology of how all the water moves off a flat roof after a rain or snow storm. If they do not work, the roof leaks. It is that simple. Today, they remain a distinctive feature of Santa Fe style and a frequent topic of conversation when it rains.

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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Emily - I must admit that I had never heard the word, "canale" before.  I'm definitely going to put that word in my personal "spanish-english" dictionary.  I'm trying to pick up a few words to add to it on a regular basis.

Jan 12, 2011 01:37 PM #1
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Myrl, I think you will have to come to Santa Fe someday on a visit and see these amazing structures first-hand and of course put your spanish into action. Emily 

Jan 12, 2011 01:47 PM #2
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Hi Emily, I had heard this word before but this is certainly a really nice photo example. I want to visit Sante Fe one day and see all the wonderful architecture there and perhaps take one photo or two myself ( one or two hundred that is, LOL. ) Nicely done Emily!

Jan 12, 2011 02:59 PM #3
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William, I look forward to your visit and a day of co-blogging how we see Santa Fe with through our four sets of eyes and two cameras. I'll be here, so let's make a plan. Now, if AR could just have a RainCamp here...  Emily

Jan 13, 2011 12:17 AM #4
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Jane Becker
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Hi Emily,

Love the black lab.  cool New Mexico construction haven't seen Adobe type homes since my art class in college.  If I'm using the term correctly :}

Jan 13, 2011 08:34 AM #5
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Jane - Our flat roof homes are go back 1600 years to the Anasazi Indians. We use words like Santa Fe Style, Spanish Colonial, or Pueblo Style. Thanks for the kudo on the lab! Emily

Jan 13, 2011 09:48 AM #6
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Emily,

Now that is intresting reading .. I had no idea that canale was spanish for water spout!

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Emily, Beautiful painting!!! I loved it in New Mexico when I attended a painting workshop in Abiquiu. It was fabulous. Roseanne

Jan 13, 2011 05:54 PM #8
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Judi - It is amazing how both history and language come together in describing and living in our Santa Fe architectgure.

Roseanne - New Mexico's light is extraordinary for the creative arts. And Abiquiu has the landscape made famous by Georgia O'Keefe. Thank you for the compliment. This portrait comes from the heart and was made with a camera.

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Love all the contrasts -- terra cotta against the blue sky, rich brown of the canale and dark shadow against the muted adobe, and a touch of bright blue on edge of the spout.  You're an artist!

Jan 14, 2011 01:24 AM #10
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Melanie, thank you for your kind words. Helping people see differently is my passion, even in real estate.

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