There’s a charming, newish housing development in the southern Santa Fe, NM, a few blocks from Cerillos Road. It’s called Nava Adé, which means Belonging to the Land. It has earth-toned Spanish Pueblo-style adobe houses with softly molded corners and vegas, pine logs, jutting out from the walls to provide support for the flat roofs. Large and small homes intermingle throughout the development; they’re professionally landscaped with river stone, native plants, wood chips ,and such. There’s a gentility, a quiet civility, on the twisting, mostly dead-end, streets.
What blew my mind during my stay with a friend there were the street names. I couldn’t help myself; I had to photograph them all and share them—you may laugh, groan, or simply say ‘Huh?’ I can easily imagine the developers sitting around the site map one afternoon, drinking beer and saying, ‘What the hell will we call all these streets?’ I offer their choices in alphabetic order:
That all, folks, unless maybe you’d like to contribute a few suggestions.