Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Scenes from Old Mesilla

The village of Mesilla, New Mexico was incorporated in 1848 and has a population of just over 2100. It is located just south of Las Cruces and is a popular spot for visitors and Las Crucens alike. Sitting out on the plaza surrounded by the old buildings takes you back to another time and place. It is especially beautiful at Christmas time, when the walks are lined with luminarias, the little bags containing candles that are called farolitos in the northern part of the state.
Christmas palms

The plaza with San Albino Basilica in the background

I guess the yellow flag has something to do with the power pole wire (?)


Judy said...

The photos are just beautiful. I hope you and your family has a wonderful Christmas in your new home and a great New Year. Love and hugs, Judy

sonia a. mascaro said...

Beautiful pictures!
I wish to you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!