Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Concordia Mexico

We were in Concordia last year on a bus tour. This year we did it in style with Bill and Carol in their jeep Willie.

Monday was the feast day of San Sebastian, patron saint of the town and the town's previous name was Villa de San Sebastian.

The town is about an hour's drive southeast of Mazatlan but centuries away from the tourists as it is located in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains.

On the way there we made a stop at the hot springs.

This old community was established in 1565 by the Spanish conquistador Francisco de Ibarra.

Like most Mexican towns life evolves around the town square and the church.

 Because it was a feast day the town square was teeming with activity. Here's a band in front of the church.

Lots of vendors

I been told, on good authority that this is the best ice cream made by his wife.

 The oversized rocking chair symbolizes the importance of woodworking in the area, but now a declining industry.

 An added bonus as Confirmation service was just finishing so the proud families were gathering for photos.

A little posing?

The little boys mainly wore white shirts and pants but this little gentleman was all decked out in a white suit with white gloves.

Wandering around town we took these random photos.

These murals are inside the cultural building above. They depict the fiery history of the town as it was burned down three times, by the Spanish, the French and then the Mexicans! 

Concordia is considered the "home" of the raspados, a snow cone made with real fruit syrup!

 Marigolds are fed to the chicken which produces the yellow skin and is also why egg yolks have the yellow/gold colour.

Pretty hair bows to attract all the little girls.

Need sandals?

Fish delivery?

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