Wednesday, November 1st
After breakfast today, we are heading out for one last excursion. That means it is time for another round of Out the Window shots.
Our goal is El Tempo Ex-convento del Siglo XVI in San Jeronimo Tiacochahuaya.
In the courtyard we found some comparsa figures.
The temple dog.
Out the Window shots, part dos.
Now we are off to the Zona Arqueologica at Mitla,
You can still see the original color from ancient times on the walls. Amazing.
And you can still see the amazing art in the janitor's closet.
Lunch was at Mezcal Beneva.
Our last stop of the day was at the rug weavers. It is interesting that we had our second color demo of the trip--the use of indigenous materials for color is what makes the alebrijes and the rugs so unique.
Then, it was game on as the shopping began.
Out the Window, part tres.
This night we hit the streets for Dia de Los Muertos.
As I mentioned earlier, the main city cemetery was closed by earthquake damage so the big celebration was moved to the little cemetery at the top of the hill above our hotel, the Templo de Santo Tomas Xochimilco
Remember this guy I saw on the 29th getting this wall ready?
Well, a few days later, here is the final product!
Las Damas del Taller
Some of us stopped to talk to this lady about her ofrenda--in Spanish
When it really gets rockin' on the alcala
At this point I lost the group so I set up to do some street photography using this cool door as a frame.
This little guy sat night after night on the alcala singing and playing. He might not be the best at either but he gets an A for effort and cuteness.
...and to all, a good night.