Sep 24, 2008

Street Scenes: Day Of The Dead Oaxaca Mexico

These two look as though they had a tiff. I don’t know who started it but it’s probably safe to assume the guy on the left had the last word.

This photograph was taken during the Day of the Dead Festival in Oaxaca, Mexico. At the end of next month I’ll be heading to a different part of Mexico for this year’s Day of the Dead.

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11 comments:

Monna said...

Wendy, this is such a great shot. It made me feel a little homesick for Mexico. I love the old man with his beer sitting beside him.

Prêt à Voyager said...

Nice! I've never been to Mexico. Would be so fun to go for that festival.

A

Priyank said...

Nice :) Never heard about this before!

Wendy said...

Monna, I can see why you'd miss Mexico so much.
Anne, I bet you would love it. Mexico is such a visual country.
Priyank, Day of the Dead is a lovely, spiritual way to honor those who have passed on.

Cuckoo said...

It made me smile. :)
But a nice way to remember our forefathers.
I guess each country has something or the other.

Lakshmi said...

fantastic shot..I would love to get there too..tell me your secret of travelling so much around the world :)

HOBO said...

It is important to remember people who are no more with us.
Good post.

Catherine Bardrick said...

Remember to bring equipment for night shots as there will be some amazing cemetery actuion in Patzcuaro this time...We will probably go to the one at TzinTzunTzan my favourite placename in Mexico.. it is Purrepecha for hummingbird... and onomatopoiec of course

Nomadic Matt said...

I've always wanted to go to the day of the dead in mexico.....it seems like a right good time..

when did you go?

Wendy said...

Cuckoo and Hobo,
What i love about Day of the Dead is how families come together and it is not a morose affair. It's celebrating loved ones who are no longer here.

Lakshmi, you manage to put some mile behind you as well.

Catherine, I'll be showing up on your doorstep with a tripod in hand. Looking forward.

Matt, when you are back on this side of the earth you must go. This is the third year in a row I'll be in Mexico for Day of the Dead, each time in a different place.

Romy said...

....I agree that it is wonderful that the Dia de los Muertos festival is not morose ~ but a celebration in honor of the loved ones who have passed on but not been forgotten ~ and that it is a good time for all the familia. I love all the tradition around this special time of the year. I am a Mexican Folk Artist and I enjoy very much painting the Day of the Dead characters ~ La Catrina is one of my favourites! But I also love to paint the Mexican Ex-voto Retablos and use the Day of the Dead skeletons!

Muchas Gracias for all the fabulous stories & photos from Old Mexico!

RoMy