Welcome to Alamos, Sonora, Mexico

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Calle Comercio on a summer midnight, 1996. Even spirits must sleep.


Nighttime is a Magic Time when and where civilization meets wilderness…
Álamos is at the end of paved road from the west. To the east Sierra Madre foothills step up to the magnificent “Mother Range” which divides Mexico into east and west. After sunset, and into the early night, Álamos is alive with radios, cars, parties, families, children playing, dogs barking and much more. Late at night it is quieter but there …to see more

Watermelons and VW in the Alameda in the late afternoon, Alamos, Sonora, Mexico. Photo by Anders Tomlinson.

Late afternoon in the Alameda as shadows grow long and night nears.

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. Sierra de Álamos, the highest point in southern Sonora, is a federal preserve for the protection of flora and fauna. You 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. This website is also 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

Sunday Night in the Plaza

Sunday Night in Álamos Sonora México’s Plaza Las Armas. It is the last week of 1993. The holiday spirit is alive. Video and film by Anders Tomlinson, Robert Ganey, Gary Ruble and Kit Nuzum. This is “Good Morning Álamos Sonora México’s” for two sd scenes in a hd format. Edited by Anders Tomlinson. ©2017 Anders Tomlinson, all rights reserved.


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.


A Day In The Plaza

A day in the the life of Plaza de las Armas in Álamos, Sonora, México. It starts at daybreak with a lone jogger and ends with a young couple on a plaza bench late at night. In between people come and go in mass or alone. Photos and editing by Anders Tomlinson. Music is “Mystic Hoedown” by the Dig Brothers under the musical direction of Denver Clay. ©2017 Anders Tomlinson, all rights reserved.

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