Showing posts with label Alburquerque. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alburquerque. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

La Virgen de Guadalupe

Danzantes celebrate día de la Virgen de Guadalupe in South Broadway district in Alburquerque, New Mexico.

Rosemary Gallegos Armijo in front of the murals at St. Francis Xavier Church in South Broadway. The mural depicts the annual Procesión de la Virgen de Guadalupe throughout the neighborhoods in South Broadway, celebrated since the 1930s.



Thursday, January 30, 2014


San Felipe de Neri, Alburquerque, NM. The original church was on the west side of the plaza, but deteriorated due to the common floodings of the Río Grande during the Spanish colonial, Mexican and early Territorial periods.  This newer church is late 1700s. Adobe construction. Italianate style altar - wood and other materials finished and painted to look like marble. Spires and towers in a gothic style. The cruciform is no longer visible from the exterior due to the later additions on the west and east sides, including Sister Blandina's convento.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Por Constancia/So that it may be validated: Family History in the Río Abajo

My new book is about to be published, and this is the photo my brother took of me for the back cover/jacket.  The title Por Constancia/So that it may be validated:  Family History in the Río Abajo is forthcoming by LPD Press/Río Grande Books, 2014.

Andrés Armijo photographed by Raymond L. Armijo at Center for Southwest Research, Zimmerman Library at the University of New Mexico in October 2013.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

San Felipe de Neri

Driving around, walking around Old Town, looking at some ancestor's homes in the area. I entered the Church where so many of my Alburquerque and Los Candelarias ancestors were baptized, married and where their funeral masses were celebrated. The original church, I believe, Marc Simmons notes was on the east side of the plaza, though this current church dates to the mid-1700s. It's in the context, visualization and imagination of records, people, places and spheres where genealogy and family history come alive.