Dio de los muertos decor - it is actually one of my favorite holidays/celebrations. They walk and dance among us for a night, once again.
The burning of Judas is an Easter-time ritual held by Orthodox and Catholic communities. Effigies of Judas Iscariot are burned, hanged, flogged or exploded with fireworks. Once widely practiced across Europe, now it can be seen only in Greece, Portugal and Spain.
The Spaniards and Portuguese spread the tradition around their colonies and it is still celebrated in Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador, Uruguay, Chile and The Philippines.
Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula - Familia
( Macduff Everton )
Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula - family lunch ~ al mediodía
( Macduff Everton )
Frida by hearth
- A Life In Pain, A Life in Colour: Las Apariencias Engañan - Los Vestidos de Frida Kahlo @ The Museo Frida Kahlo, Mexico City (irenebrination.typepad.com)
Offshore Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
by Douglas David Seifert, Jupiter, Florida, USA
"Every winter Atlantic sailfish gather in groups of a dozen or more off the coast of
Mexico to hunt for sardines. Once they locate shoals of sardines and drive them to the surface, the action begins. The sailfish raise their dorsal fins. Their bodies flash vibrant colors with the excitement of the chase as they herd tiny sardines into tight balls and rush in, slashing their bills to stun and devour unlucky individuals. The action is rapid and chaotic, making it extremely difficult to keep up while pushing a camera and snorkeling through the agitated seas. The scene is like nothing else I have ever witnessed while diving!”
POINSETTIA VARIETY - I love the color but my brain was not expecting poinsettias to be that color.
- "The poinsettia is a native of Mexico, and was first named ‘Cuetlaxochitl’ by the Aztecs. Fortunately for us, Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first US ambassador to Mexico, who was also a keen botanist, spotted the plant and brought it back to the States, where he cultivated it in his greenhouses in South Carolina,…”
- Poinsettia History (fineartamerica.com)
Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Espejo Negro, 1936
- Revisiting the Mastery of Mexican Photographer Manuel Álvarez Bravo (lightbox.time.com)
- Manuel Álvarez Bravo /best photographers (thepassengertimes.com)