This, in
turn, led to the rampant building of thousands of pseudo-adobe structures of brown-painted concrete, every last one of which seems dedicated to selling "authentic" pieces of Santa Fe history and culture. The result is the very Emerald City of bogosity. It's what you'd get if you took the one street in a small European tourist town where they sell overpriced postcards and crepes?and then duplicated it block after block. Of course it's beautiful?beautiful to upper-middle-class Americans, since all you can do here is stuff your face with food and buy souvenirs. It's a mall.