Sunday, October 30, 2011

dia de los muertos

Since Halloween is basically upon us, I thought I would share some of the photos I snapped at the "Día de los Muertos" festival last weekend at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. It's the LA version of the Mexican version of All Hallows Eve (did you follow that?) In essence, a holiday celebrating the dearly departed.  This particular version has an alter decorating contest, live music, indigenous dancers, costumes, food, spooky crafts, not to mention the graves of many a celebrity (two of the Ramones, Jane Mansfield, Toto from Wizard of OZ to name a few).
"The Brit" and I had tried to go earlier in the day but didn't end up getting there until dusk. In retrospect, I am sort of glad because its a bit more magical at nighttime with all the candles, lights strung around and alters that people painstakingly constructed. That said, I do wish my photos came out a little better.
I did not manage to take a photo of myself but I think you see my face on this blog enough to go one post with out seeing me staring back! but here's "the Brit"...
xdjrd

3 comments:

kitsune-kun said...

wooow this looks amazing! it's such a beautiful holiday, I wish I had thought to look for some festivities in my area!

sparrowandurchin said...

This is amazing! I want to try to make it down there for this next year, so awesome!

Lauren
Sparrow & Urchin

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Awesome!  I love Day of the Dead, though I've only been to the Mexican version.  Always sad to miss it for (inferior in my books) Hallowe'en!

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