this year i arrived in mexico just in time for dia de muertos.
if you go to my last blog post you can see the wonderful parade
i saw in mexico city before starting out on a road trip with my traveling companions.
these are some of the images from our 4 day journey. enjoy!
barbacoa, just outside mexico city
convento de atotonilco el grande and my friend, mitsy
one of the many beautiful scenes we passed
sharpie restorations on the ceiling at el convento de los santos reyes
a little love/a little graffiti, el convento de los santos reyes
baby lamb and his friend
blues man, huejutla de reyes, at the market
young love, huejutla
preparing an arch way for the soul to return to, huejutla
more smiles to make one smile
altar in huejutla
one of the dancers for dia de muertes which in this region is known as Xantolo
boys in dresses are the dance partners for those in masks
ready for the dance
contemplations of the boy in the man’s mask
eyes in the eyebrows
traditional wooden mask
mother prepares her son
flower stand and some of the wonderful ladies of mexico
we went for a small drive on november 3rd and found a small road-side cemetery
where the families were visiting with the souls of their loved ones,
bringing flowers, gifts, food as well as cleaning the graves.
we passed, somewhat accidentally though a small village.
there were dancers and music that went from house to house.
festivities under the laundry line
traveling to the next house
in san felipe orizatlán, maricarmen ferrant and the lovely family that invited us
for food and beverages. maricarmen planned our wonderful adventure –
see a link to her blog below. if you are traveling to mexico it offers much insight.
musicians stroll the cemetery to play for families.
i had a hard time making photos here as it is a custom
to share food with everyone who visits.
my hands were full with tamales and coco. everyone was so kind.
life on the man’s face/life on the face of the guitar
back at huejutla for the candle-lighting at the zocalo
one of my favourite images from our journey
hope you enjoyed this little glimpse of hidalgo.
this was the first dia de muertos i attended in mexico
and look forward to returning and documenting this ritual in other states.
every place has different nuances and aspects for this ritual –
but i felt very at home in the special energy this season.
i’d like to thank maricarmen ferrant who planned the trip
and educated me on all the wonderful places we went.
you can follow her blog and posts here http://mexico-et-al.tumblr.com/
a week later i was in tepotzlan and the cemetery there had a final farewell
to the souls after their visits. a few photos……
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