Welcome to Alamos, Sonora, Mexico

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Street entrance on Calle Obregon No. 5A in Colonial Álamos.

Galeria Rincon Del Arte
From the street there is only a simple sign that gives any indication of what is in store for the
viewer if they proceed down the long carriageway with bougainvillea covered arches.
Galeria Rincon del Arte, located at Obregon street no. 5a, is part of a building
that belongs to Mrs. Edith Garcia Almada. The entire block, in the nineteenth century,
belonged to the Almada family. … to see more

The Plaza as seen from Mirador, Alamos, Sonora, Mexico. Photo by Anders Tomlinson.

A timeless image, folks crossing the Plaza on their way to here and there.

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

It all begins and ends in the Working Center of Town.

The Alameda, center of activity, transportation hub, bars, offices, shops,
gas station and markets … This is Mexico working, traveling and playing.
Boom boxes serenade food carts and shoe shines.

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.


Here was Silver

Here, seven miles west of Álamos, at 2,500 feet elevation with surrounding
mountains as high as 4,700 feet, Aduana has a few hundred people where once
there was 5,000. A church, country store, cemetery, a small restaurant-inn,
a plaza with a dry fountain in its center are surrounded by the past.
Spanish conquistador Vasquez de Coronado camped here during the winter
of 1540-41. He was searching for gold in what turned out to be mountains
with veins of silver. The mines closed in 1906 after nearly 400 years of
continuous mining. La Aduana was the “custom office”, it was all about
taxes and royalties.Photos and editing by Anders Tomlinson.
Music from “Camino Songs” by SonicAtomics.

©2010 – 2018 Anders Tomlinson, all rights reserved.



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