Trash, and a burro


There’s a one-block-long street in Santa Fe called Burro Alley; in the 19th century it was the place where firewood sellers would park their wood-laden donkeys. And then, apparently, the sellers would spend the money on booze and hookers.*

Now it’s just a little side street, with a burro-festooned gate and some trash containers.

Burro Alley
Santa Fe, New Mexico
photographed 12.24.2015

*Historical note: in over seven years of blogging, this is the first time I’ve used the term “booze and hookers.” I mention it because I thought you’d want to know.

Posted on February 18, 2016, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Things have changed much there. 🤔


  2. Well, that’s it… can you tell me the destination of this handbasket please? The floodgates are open now that you’ve used the phrase booze and hookers…


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  3. Interesting combination and history. The denizens of that street have much changed ! and I think we all know that you run a very clean shop …


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