Friday, November 27, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
"Have Fun in the Arctic. The Snow Zone, a Frozen Novelty," a promotion reads. The juxtaposition in this photo of a polar bear, a penguin on an igloo, and a palm tree, to say nothing of the elderly couple walking by, the señor in guayabera and señora in her traditional Yucatecan huipil, is a bit of a stretch for more than one reason. However, for the Yucatàn State Fair, held annually at X'matkuil, near Mèrida, novelty and excitement are the keys to a good time.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Since two of my recent topics concerned Lila Downs and Dia de los Muertos, I thought that this video might be of interest.
Lila Downs performed a Dia de los Muertos concert at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, in California, on Oct. 24, the week after her concert in Oaxaca. The download link is available through Lila's Twitter page.
In Twitter, click on the link where it says: Smithsonian LVM - Concierto Dia de Los Muertos (Firefox or Safari)
The photo was taken in Oaxaca Oct. 16, 2009.