Alamos Technologies

16 … Technology is a many splendor thing as are the laws of physics…

Fiber optics installation, Alamos, Sonora, Mexico.  Photo by Anders Tomlinson

The old, cobblestone streets, and the new, fiber optic conduit, meet in Kissing Alley.

Workers prepare to dig up the cobblestone Kissing Alley, Calle de la Paz, to bury fiber optic line headed for the Palacio Municipal. Alamos was way ahead of most American cities and town in this regards laying the bones for high-speed internet. The inclined narrow alley that leads to the Plaza Las Armas protected the the town center from large scale invasion.

Bricks used as a car jack, Alamos, Sonora, Mexico.  Photo by Anders Tomlinson.

And on the other hand there are simple ways to lift a car,

Hey, if it works – it works. This technique is probably not OHSA approved but this is Mexico. At times the least force and energy expended may be the path chosen, especially in a land of siestas and beer. Future Journal entries will feature vehicles of the day such-as “Black Power” and the horn-hooded two- door coupe that I was told Levant Alcorn drove into town. In the next wave of Alamos video editing – mid May, scenes from above will be posted.

clothes drying on fence post next to Alamos airpot.  Alamos, Sonora, mexico.  Photo by Anders Tomlinson

Drying clothes on the Alamos, Sonora, Mexico airport fence.

This fence straddles the future and the past. In the back there is the Alamos airport 5,00 foot runway, hanger, terminal and Calle Miquel Hidalgo y Costillai – the old El Camino Real – the road towards the Californias.. In front is an old road, Los Auroras where children at play and east – west traffic intermix. The clothes are using environmentally sustainable wind and sun to dry. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, in this case road dust adds an unwanted patina..

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