Long post video heavy, grab a cuppa and a chair.
More from our Sunday road trip. Going into Copala. Indigenous peoples lived in the area around Copala until 1564. At that time Francisco de Ibarra crossed the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains from Durango and conquered the area for Spain. The next year Spanish prospectors discovered silver veins and the town of Copala was founded. Copala was destroyed in 1616 by an uprising of the Tepehuan Indians but was rebuilt the following year.
Copala is about 2000 feet above sea level. The population is around 400 people.There is a bus stop right across the highway from the road leading into Copala. The waiting area.
Headed down the cobblestone street.
At the entrance to the actual town.
Wish I'd seen this butterfly sooner. Oh well next time I'll be watching for it.
The street really narrows down in places.
Painted fence, interesting. I think all the homes along this street have been painted since we were here last year.
Looking down one of the side streets.
Alejandro's Restaurant - La Casa Del Pay - the house of pie. The ladies who worked for Daniel's now work for Alejandro making banana cream pies. At one time this was a small hotel and later a mining museum. Now a restaurant. Search Copala on this blog and you will find a lot of trips there with a lot of pictures. Last year we are in the restaurant and I took lots of pictures.
The church in the main plaza. Built in 1748 one of the oldest in Sinaloa. We have been in the church many times - again you can read about it in some of the older blogs. All the doors to the church were closed yesterday. No entrance allowed.
A beautiful big bougainvillea growing in front of the church. New benches and center planters filled with pretty plants.
Blog is getting pretty long so going to stop here and finish Copala for tomorrow . Lots of pictures of the church and three, yes three, drone videos of the town and area around it. Need to work on them now.
An overview of the town from the drone. Especially notice the new off ramp from the Durango/Mazatlan highway. It is a nice thought but it ends in a parking lot that sits up on a steep hill. According to Alejandro the only way into the town is by foot (good luck with that) or by horse back! Enjoy the video. Click here to view full screen. There is some narration with it.
More drone videos to come.