The Old Town of Albuquerque retains several features of Laws of the Indies planning codes which were applied to Mexican and Spanish settlements in the western regions of the U.S., or the "Hispanic West" (John W. Reps, The Forgotton Frontier: Urban Planning in the American West before 1890).
A bit of a grid of streets remain. There is a main plaza, Old Town Plaza, that contains a rotunda. The church, an important building, is located across from Old Town Plaza, on the plaza's north side. It is the entry to the San Felipe de Neri churchyard that is shown in the photograph. It was a sunny but cold day. Three men took advantage of the wall seat and nearby car to relax, chat, and enjoy the sun. Seating areas and sun. Two elements importance to the success of a public space (William H. Whyte, The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces).