Welcome to Alamos, Sonora, Mexico

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1984, It is a quiet day in the well-maintained Plaza de Las Armas

Quiet days in Plaza de Las Armas as stewardship continues on
All sight lines lead one to the Kiosk, the visual centerpiece of the Plaza de Las Armas. In days of old, traveling dance bands would donate an hour public performance in the Kiosk to avoid paying a municipal tax and also help promote their evening concert. The elevated bandstand Kiosk offers a wonderful vantage point of Plaza activities and surroundings… to see more

Calle Comercio street lamps illuminate the old governor's mansion portals. Alamos, Sonora, Mexico. Photo by Anders Tomlinson.

Calle Comercio street lights illuminate the present so we can see the past.

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

A place to be if one needs something.

It is early Sunday morning in the crowded arroyo shaded by giant alamos,
cottonwood, trees. Vendors are set up with a wide range of products.
Cooking food, music and conversation fills the air. Not far away, Bishop
Reyes Cathedral’s bells ring out. It is getting warmer and our walk begins.

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.


Álamos Portraits, Flowers & Details

Portraits, flowers and details from Álamos, Sonora, Mexico via Anders
Tomlinson photos. Music is “Escapades” by the Dig Brothers under the
musical direction of Denver Clay. Solo guest artist is the mockingbird.
Additional photos by Gary Ruble. Video editing by Anders Tomlinson.
To see more videos in this style visit Color and Sound

©2010 – 2017 Anders Tomlinson, all rights reserved.



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