Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday 31 : Happy Day of the Dead!!

This year I will be celebrating Day of the Dead in Granada, Nicaragua. This is one of my favourite festivals of the year, unique to this part of the world, and one certainly not to miss. The past four years, I have travelled to Patzcuaro twice, Oaxaca, and Real de Catorce to witness some of the most amazing all night graveyard vigils, so I couldn't resist posting this skeletal shadow shot today. He is waving out of a train carriage window as part of a grand Day of the Dead artisan exhibition in the Museo de Arte Popular. On Monday, I will be posting more Day of the Dead photos from the celebration at school this year, and from the past few years. In the meantime enjoy other shadow shots from around the world by clicking here for Shadow Shot Sunday.

22 comments:

Fly Girl said...

Will you see Wendy while you're in Nicaragua? She's there now. I've Dia de Los Muertos, I celebrate it here in Chicago but we don't get near the spectacles you have there in Central America.

Catherine said...

Hi Fly girl - yes Wendy and I are meeting in managua tomorrow to travel together for a week in Nicaragua - we have been great friends and travelled together on and off over the past 10 years!!

Stine in Ontario said...

Have a wonderful time! Iknow very little about Dia de los Muertos but I am fascinated. ;-)

bobbie said...

What a wonderful shot for the Day of the Dead. Enjoy your celebration!

Ralph said...

Actually here, the 'skeleton' looks almost whimsical set against that tan wall. The shadow is so as well, this character seems to be in deep thought as he ponders Halloween...

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic shot, Catherine! Definitely perfect for the day!

Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Sarah said...

I love this photo! Have fun celebrating!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Feliz dia de los Muertos! Great shot!

Hot Fudge said...

This appears to be the Year of the Skeleton. Everywhere we travelled in Europe recently seemed to produce clothing, jewellery, etc featuring bones. Love your wonderful shot.

Peter said...

Lucky you! :-)

Paula Scott said...

Lucky you!!! I can't wait to see what shots you get from that. I love this one!!

Sam said...

Very cool and super cool that you'll be in Central America for Day of the Dead!!

BLOGitse said...

oooooooh, scary - day of Dead...
Cool picture,
have a great trip!
Hasta luego!

Carletta said...

Very cool shot!

Carletta’s Captures.

indiajourney said...

hahaha!! loved it totally

Hey Harriet said...

haha! Skelly made me giggle! Cute! Enjoy your celebrations and looking forward to seeing the photos from your trip!

Crafty Green Poet said...

spooky shadow shot - perfect for the season

frayedattheedge said...

super fun shot for Halloween!

Catherine said...

Thank you all so much for all your wonderful mcomments this week...am currently having a wonderful time here in Nicaragua....

Catherine said...

Thank you all so much for all your wonderful mcomments this week...am currently having a wonderful time here in Nicaragua....

Joops said...

That's a nice one, he is winding up..

How about a Shadow at the Airport for my entry?

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

What an awesome shot! Perfect for the Halloween theme! Ah! dummy...indeed...

TY for sharing your travel shots.

xoxo