Wednesday, November 30, 2011

San Abino Church

Nearly all of the old southwestern towns were built around a catholic church with small shops and maybe a courthouse around the church with a park or a place for festivities in the center. Old Mesilla is built around the Basilica of San Albino church which was built in 1855 and still offers mass in both English and Spanish. Originally built out of adobe it has had to be remodeled some. There is a memorial to parishioners who have died in combat in front of the church with a white statue on it.

1 comment:

  1. ... I feel like I was on the trip with you! Well, apart from the bit about the cow's stomach, that is!!! I'd have run a mile from that!!! xxx