Friday, November 11, 2022

2022 11 Oaxaca With Michael deMeng Dia Seis

 Monday, October 31, 2022

Today began with breakfast at 7:00 a.m. with the usual dining companions and then it was into the workshop for a day of art. Lunch with the group was at Del Jardin but we did not stop working until 4:30 p.m.

The break was taken then as most of the group headed up to Xochimilco Church for the Dia de los Muertos dog show. 

I walked alone and ran into a comparsa when walking up.

Then it was time for the dog show in the courtyard of the Xochimilco Church.

I decided to see what the Xochimilco Cemetery looked like at this point.

Some rather large sand paintings outside the gate. 

The families are repairing and painting the graves for Dia

I walked back with John and Marilyn along the aqueduct to the hotel.

The three of us then walked to La Terraza de Barro with Teresa Reaver for supper.

Its Halloween tonight so there will be lots of fabulous painted faces to see along the Alcala.

Samples of the wares in the market on the alcala.

All night long someone is firing fireworks off in the courtyard of the Santo Domingo.

From the photo above you can tell how intense it can get on the alcala especially when there is a comparsa. Yet, while not as family centric as the cemeteries will be, you can find oddly calm family moments like the photo below.

When I reached the zocalo, I was surprised by a parade of motorcycles that I would estimate had over 1,000 roaring around the Cathedral. If you don't believe me, ask The Oaxaca Whisperer, my friend Sue, who wandered up to me in the middle of the insanity. 

The Historico District is small enough that even if you wander, eventually you come across someone you know. 

Monique and Tina

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