Alamos Curio Shop on Calle Comercio

09 … How things came to Alamos are stories that could be tall tales…

Curio shop on Calle Comercio, Alamos, Sonora, Mexico.  Photo by Anders Tomlinson.

Behind the doors of Alamos there are many wondrous things.

Three doors down from the Church on the south side of Calle Comercio was a shop filled with objects. Everywhere one looked there was color, shape, form, texture, age and history. One of the folks running the shop was also a school teacher who enjoyed talking with visitors.

Curio shop on Calle Comercio in Alamos, Sonora, Mexico. Photo by Anders Tomlinson.

Imagine the objects that have come to Alamos over the past two hundred years.

Items have been passed down through the centuries and moved from casa to casa as well as being ransacked and raided for plunder. Much of what one sees in Alamos was a ruin as recently as the 1940’s. Things, objects and art pieces have come and gone as buildings fall into disrepair and then are brought back to magnificent states. I have a feeling Antiques Roadshow would discover a mother-load in Alamos, Sonora, Mexico.

Let us start with an introduction to a Short History of Alamos, Sonora, Mexico.
“Here is something Special”, Spanish explorer Vasquez de Coronado noted in 1540 as he headed north, passing by tall white rocks on Alamos de Sierra. This is the opening chapter to “A Short History of Alamos” written, filmed and edited by Anders Tomlinson. Narrated by Bruce Miles. Soundtrack by SonicAtomics and Estudiantina de Alamos. Video…

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