The Albuquerque valley is essentially made up of a great many tiny communities that got incorporated into the city as the city grew. Sometimes you can still see vestiges of them. Los Griegos is one of my favorites, just down the street from me. It was in 1708 a collection of land grants given to Juan Griego, and became part of Albuquerque in the late 1940’s. It has, in theory, a neighborhood association, though it doesn’t look like it’s active. But it’s a great place to wander around and take pictures. Here’s one of the houses I like best, over near Our Lady of Guadalupe.