Apr 10, 2009

Religious Icons Mexico City

To reach the entrance to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City you must first pass through a market with stalls filled to the brim with religious icons of all types.

You’ll even find T-shirts with religious images.

At this time of year the market will be bustling with worshippers headed to the Basilica for Semana Santa (Holy Week).

Happy Easter, Passover and Friday to all.


jen laceda said...

I love these photos! Very pseudo-religious!f

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter.
Excellent photographs.

koala said...

Reminds me of Fatima in Portugal. The Las Vegas of catholicism. To think it used to be a simple meadow.

marina villatoro said...

I'm in guatemala right now and it's alllllllllll about the religious icons. It's semana santa, I don't know if you ever had the grand experience of being here for this holiday. but i'll say it's a photographers dream come true. I'll be posting it once i get back to costa rica and get organize the 600 pictures and videos i took:)
The Travel Expert(a) and an Expat with a Twist

Team Rees said...

I love that first image!

Final_Transit said...

Oh very nice!!

Fly Girl said...

I've always loved the kitsch of these images.

Erica said...

Beautiful indeed.

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Hope you enjoyed your Easter in Mexico. Some day I hope to do the pilgrimage from Atotonilco to San Miguel. I have taken so many photos of religious icons in Mexico...they are beautiful, and often strange. Be safe.

Wendy said...

Jen and Hobo, Thank you.

Koala, would love to go to Portugal

Marina, What an experience to be there for Semana Santa!

Team Rees, Final Transit and Erica. Thank you.

Fly Girl, I appreciate kitsch in the right context.

Catherine, I would love to see your photographs.

Romy said...

Old Mexico has such a special aura ~ thanks for capturing it with your photos! RoMy~Mexican Folk Artist