31 October 2009



OAXACA MEXICO








Thought you may enjoy some of the fun we are having over here










Crickets










Anyone???










The colours are so rich and vibrant










Lots of political posters










Great street art










Hunted for and found remnants of the Inquisition









This was the main HQ for the Inquisition here in Oaxaca








Tree Art








Found painted on a tree trunk in honour of Day of the Dead








Love this









Hints of something special









Made of sugar, so sweet









Hints of things to come









And so the parades begin










With gorgeous kids













Their parents in tow








Symbolic foods










Skeletons are plentiful










Vampires too








The atmosphere is palpable














24 comments:

Lynn said...

I was in Oaxaca in 1960. Wow. Such memories...traveling in Mexico by myself at age 19. Love all your photos, the colors, the kids...Wow.

Julie said...

Beautiful!! But stop the press! Go back to the photo "Symbolic Foods"....I'll take 12! Delicious!

nancy neva gagliano said...

i too have vivid memories of oaxaca, how can one not? you've more than captured the essence, and day of the dead!! oh!! i grinned when i read 'crickets anyone', recalling the chants of 'chicklets' for sale. your photos should be published///shown. in a book? thank you for the excitement shared.

Chrisy said...

What a wonderful time to be in Oaxaca....so exciting! Great pics...the last one is hypnotic...

Jen Crossley said...

Awesome photos I love the colours the childrens everything I feast for the eyes

Gypsy Purple said...

Wow....I agree that it is a great time to be there....have a blast!

Kim said...

Gorgeous colour Judy! Why don't we have that here??? Now I'm dying (LOL) to know if you tried the crickets!!! Were you brave enough?

Judy said...

No way, no crickets for me.

Samantha Marshall said...

The kids look fantastic..those chillies..oh yeah!!!

Ro Bruhn said...

Looks like you're having a great time Judy. Tell me , how are you coping with all of that colour? It makes my place look quite bland by comparison. There must be so much inspiration there around every corner.

JoAnnA Pierotti said...

Love the photos Judy. That is one thing I love about Mexico, is all the color! Did you and Michael dress up?

Studio Sylvia said...

Vibrancy abounds. What an adventure!

lindaharre said...

OMG you are in our favorite city in the WORLD!!!!! WE have been talking about going back after Christmas, but were a bit worried about the unrest! Is it calm there? We have often talked about retiring in Oaxaca (if it weren't for the grandkids)! Now I am REALLY JEALOUS! (only kidding)

Gilding the Lily said...

fabulous photos! I just left a blog award for you at mine...regards, nancy

Deryn Mentock said...

Absolutely fantastic photos, Judy. Stay away from the crickets, though!

Sue McGettigan said...

Wonderful photos Judy, hope you're having a fabulous time! Fiesta!

PeregrineBlue said...

you are certainly getting the most out of Oaxaca. have you gone to eat by candlelight at Como Agua para Chocolate yet? Be sure to order the crepes for dessert. Hopefull the guitarist will be there too serenading you. Oaxaca is one of the hightlights of my life.

Seth said...

These photos tell such a great story. Reading through this post is the next best thing to being there. Hoping to see more!!!

layers said...

looks like a wonderful colorful trip with lots of fabulous photos.. did you eat the crickets?
I just returned from Japan and LOVED IT THERE except for the all the strange foods.

Kristen Robinson said...

Amazing colors so rich I can only imagine what it was like at night.
XOX
K

Jacky said...

Judy what an amazing experience, what colourful children. Think our culture lacks something when you see these images.

studioJudith said...

Glorious images, Judy!
Love both the vibrant & the subtle.

Jjjj

rivergardenstudio said...

What an amazing festivity that you share with us... I especially love the photogralphs of the children in costume... roxanne

Pearl Maple said...

Looks like you are having a fabulous time in Mexico, so many colours to inspire and excite.