Day of the dead models in San Miguel de Allende Mexico photo

On a previous post on San Miguel de Allende I mentioned that I was there for the day of the dead (Día de los Muertos) festival. Everywhere you go in Mexico in the weeks preceding the festival, you will find various incarnations of skeletons from full size to these small models I came across in San Miguel’s market. The origins of the skeleton used in this festival are a bit hazy but are considered to be as recent as the 18th or 19th century when a newspaper published a poem about a cemetery. Whatever the reason is, it makes for a colourful and almost macabre sight. 1/60 @ f4 75mm ISO 250

Small models on sale In a San Miguel de Allende market in Mexico ©2013 Nick Katin

Small models on sale In a San Miguel de Allende market in Mexico ©2013 Nick Katin

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