TRAVEL PICTURES of SARA and MACK
FEBRUARY 17-26, 2008 -- PART 9
PEARL FARM/FACTORY IN GUAYMAS, MEXICO
4 different net stages of oyster growth to produce pearls
Close-up picture of cactus
OUR LAST NIGHT IN MEXICO
Joanne Stump and Norman Nelson
Mack and Sara Harris
Mimi and Bill Pascoe
Nancy and Tom Gallagher
Mary Jane Moore and Aubrey
Diane with her husband
Jack and Marge Haas
GOVERNOR'S PALACE IN HERMISILLO,
MEXICO WITH LOTS OF MURAL PAINTINGS
RELATED TO THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION
Governor of Sonora (one of the Mexican States) did stop by and shake hands with some of us.
Spanish-speaking tour guide, Spanish-English translator, and sign-language interpreter
Portraits of former Governors
Considered the most important religious construction of the city, the cathedral is a "must-visit." Construction on this majestic structure was initiated in 1877 and, since then, it has become an icon. The Zaragoza plaza where the cathedral is located offers a beautiful kiosk (kiosco) and walking paths where the visitor can share pleasant moments of tranquility.
MISSION OF SANTA MARIA MAGDALENA
San Francisco Xavier
The miraculous statue of Saint Francis Xavier's incorrupt body in the side chapel of the church at Magdalena de Kino. This is a 1940s replacement for an earlier statue which was taken from the church and burned in 1934, during a time of religious conflict in Mexico. The annual religious fiesta associated with this statue is the occasion for the region's major annual pilgrimage.
The small domed building protects the bones (see next 2 pictures below) of Father Eusebio Francisco Kino, S.J., first missionary to live permanently in the area.
Mural painting on one side of the inside dome
Mural painting on the other side of the inside dome
That's all, Folks!