White Angels carry the Nacimiento, during the 72nd annual Las Posadas procession put on by Carrillo Elementary Magnet Schoool, Friday December 12, 2008 in Tucson, Ariz. School children reenact the christmas story through Barrio Historico neighborhood.
This roadside painting by Epifaneo Molina is on Highway 15 as it goes through Imuris. It gives us the whole scene - except that the Virgin is handing the roses to San Juan Diego, rather telling him to pick them.
Shrine to the Virgin on the side of an automobile shop on the outskirts of Magdalena, Sonora.
The Virgin etched on the window of a low rider car.
Assembling a float fir the evening Guadaupe procession, Querobabi, Sonora. The sign tells us that the float is sponsored by the Centro Guadalupano.
A curb protector in Villa Seris, Hermosillo, Sonora
The Virgin protecting traffic on the road east of Moctezuma, Sonora.
Guadalupe altar outside a home near Carrilo School.
Juana Valencia with her miniature Tepeyac hill, December 12, 2000. Many residents of Querobabi, Sonora put up altars along the route taken by the evening Guadalupe procession.
Big Jim Griffith's history and folklore blog, "Our Storied Desert Land," continues today at azstarnet.com/bigjim
In the 1960s, a large chunk of what had been downtown Tucson was swallowed up by a huge Urban Renewal project. Old businesses and residential neighborhoods were cleared to make was for public buildings like the Convention Center.
In the 1920s, our shrine, El Tiradito, which had been downhill from its present location, was moved because of a street-widening project, and settled on land donated to the city of Tucson.