Welcome to Alamos, Sonora, Mexico

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A kite awaits inspection by a judge. The event was organized by the Museum.
On Mirador for the kite flying contest
The winds of Álamos more come than go and when they are blowing kite flying
takes place across the barrios. Sticks, paper, string are a child’s
opportunity to take flight and be one with the elements. The child in … to see more

Horse on calle comercio 2, alamos, sonora, mexico. photo by anders tomlinson.

A quiet morning on Calle Comercio for both workman and wandering horse.

Álamos, 475 miles from Tucson, Arizona, is a National Colonial Monument
in the southeast corner of Sonora, México. Álamos, rich in silver and
strategically located along the El Camino Real, played an important role
in early Southwest history – especially California and Arizona.

Located at 1,360 feet elevation, Álamos, gateway to the tropics, savors
a new season every six weeks in a picturesque valley that combines high
Sonoran Desert, Sinoloan Thorn Forest and Tropical Deciduous Forest.

You may find many things to do here, and or, like numerous visitors
who are simpatico with Álamos, you will find yourself enjoying
the profound realization of simply being…”if you stare
at a cloud long enough it will disappear
“. Let your imaginations
soar in this elegant outpost along the El Camino Real.

About this website

Anders Tomlinson takes one back through time, 1983 – 1996, to Álamos,
Sonora, México and a majestic landscape. Here, a sense of serenity
greets one’s arrival. A two week visit to Álamos in the spring of 2017
is also included. This website serves as a development and promotional
tool for Good Morning Álamos, Sonora, México, a history-3 DVD-
film project, expected to be completed in 2018. Another goal is an Álamos,
Sonora, México book by Anders Tomlinson. Enjoy the adventure!
Anders certainly is.

today's-video

Daybreak in the Plaza is a quiet song that slowly builds into a symphony.

As the day turns from dark to light watch Álamos come alive. Everyday
is a new start, another challenge, another opportunity. The late
Levant Alcorn is seen collecting bird feathers on his morning walk
around the Plaza de las Armas.

See something of interest? Click on the blue number and you are there!

113: 1850-1899…112: 1800-1849…
111: 1600’s…110: 1500’s…109: 1700’s…
108: Calle Comercio 2… 107: Power struggles… 106: History videos…
105: Winter videos…104: Summer videos…103: Spring videos…
102: Three Alamos Jobs…101: Mirador Kite Festival…

100: Alamos horses… 99: Elizabeth Nuzum’s special place-garden…
98: El Pedregal Palapa 97: Cobblestone crew… 96: Kids playing in streets…
95: Red brick building… 94: 1993 Views of Alamos 93: Sweeping streets…
92: Restoration and repair… 91: Easter Sunday in the country

90: Taxi ride to Easter Sunday… 89: El Palomar Guest Ranch…
88: Inside Bishop Reyes’ Cathedral… 87: Cathedral details…
86: Grave diggers and street mourners… 85: Ceremony at the cemetery…
84: Victor digs a cistern… 83: Bilingual powers & flower details…
82: Border politics… 81: Galeria de Arte

80: Summer rains… 79: Four Almada women… 78: Nuzum rooftop garden…
77: Jacoby gardens & tequila… 76: Plaza kiosk-bandstand…
75: Traveling hypnotist… 74: Anthropocene & human nature…
73: Ethnic accounting… 72: Spanish Conquistadors… 71: Pueblo Magico

70: Beisbol, rodeo and dancing horses… 69: Estancia Crysalis…
68: Pemex… 67: Kids in the summer… 66: Painting the Mercado…
65: Kids at night… 64: Two churches, two men, & two bells…
63: Uvalama pottery family… 62: Alamos woodworkers…
61: Dr. Joaquin Navarro

60: Security devices… 59: Dry tropical forest… 58: Good cop, bad cop…
57: Sadnah and San… 56: Doug Riseborough… 55: Population history…
54: Ode to the “mother range”… 53: Human condition, Hotel La Posada…
52: Los Tianguis… 51: Reflections from high ground

50: Geologic timeline… 49: Street posters… 48: Ruins with no roofs…
47: Calle Delicias in La Compana… 46: Blue paint & Mexican politics…
45: Missionaries of Fatima, Mexican army base, Nueva Esmeralda…
44: Winter film crew… 43: Tebeto, 42: Auto icons…
41: Children at play and work

40: Conasupo… 39: Workers repairing roofs… 38: Casa Obregon…
37: Alameda tree falls… 36: History walk at Escuela Paulita Verjan…
35: Calle 16 de Septiembre… 34: Casa Esmeralda…
33:Traffic cops and artists… 32: Casa de los Santos…
31: Calle Alberto Guitierrez, VW, watermelon. angels

30: Night Scenes… 29: Cattle, El Camino Real…
28: Late Spring, mountain views… 27: Highways, roads…
26: Alamos gardens… 25: Elizabeth & Pember Nuzum…
24: Margo Findlay, Jim Wilson… 23: Maria Felix, Calle Galeana #41…
22: Antonio Figueroa… 21: Plaza waking up

20: Window treatments… 19: Cats, sheep… 18: Bishop Reyes Cathedral…
17: Summer floods… 16: Fiber optics & mechanics…
15: Estudiantina de Alamos… 14: Aduana… 13: Pantheon…
12: Peeling paint… 11: A tale of two seasons

10: Men working on ladders… 9: Curio shops… 8: Umbrellas…
7: Doric columns… 6: Palacio Municipal.. 5: Church youth choir…
4: Alameda Traffic… 3: Train tunnel & jumping beans… 2: Adobe bricks…
1: Secondary school & Independence day

To return Home.

These entries are scenes for a movie by Anders Tomlinson –
Good Morning Álamos, Sonora, México. is a film project comprising
90-some scenes, each a sixty second mini-movie unto itself.
These scenes will also be part of a three DVD multi-media presentation
featuring Álamos imagery by Anders and soundtrack by SonicAtomics.
Good Morning Álamos, Sonora, México history-film
project is expected to be completed in 2018.


Bishop Reyes Cathedral

Bishop Reyes’ Cathedral takes up the entire southern side of the Plaza de
las Armas in Álamos, Sonora, Mexico. Its three tiered belfry towers above
town and touches low passing clouds. Along with multiple daily services
the church is also a religious classroom. Religion speaks of yesterdays,
todays, and tomorrows. It speaks of better days and better places. Religious
followers are asked to endure and conceptually, eventually, benefit from
their days of survival and struggle on this small planet.
Photos and editing by Anders Tomlinson. Music from “Camino Songs” by SonicAtomics.

©2010 – 2018 Anders Tomlinson, all rights reserved.



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