Monday, November 1, 2010

Dia De Los Muertos / Olvera Street

Did you have a nice Halloween?  Hope so!

I was out of town for most of the weekend, so I missed the Dia De Los Muertos festivities at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery (a MUST-SEE if you are anywhere near the LA area during this time of year).  I went to the Dia De Los Muertos celebration at Olvera Street instead, and here are some of the pictures that I took. 

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37 comments:

Brandi said...

This is one of my fav. days of the year!!! San Francisco is celebrating tomorrow and I can't wait to go.

Caroline said...

OMG...awesome photos! I love all the vibrant colors. Such a wonderful celebration!

Isabel said...

looks like an awesome time :)

Trixie said...

Oh those are FANTASTIC photos! Looks super fun!

blueviolet said...

That is just so completely cool!!!! Kinda takes the chill out the macabre.

vint junky said...

Are they wrestling masks up top?
They are amazing!

tulpen said...

lovely photos. happy dancing skeletons are my favorite.

Dancing Branflake said...

Awesome photos and I absolutely would love to be LA for this. Hope Halloween was amazing for you!

jenna @ alittlebleu said...

oh i have been wanting to go down there. every time i see pictures i think about planning a trip.

maybe i should just go! :)

awesome pics

Christiejolu said...

I would have loved one of those guitars!!! We have a cool Day of the Dead Parade here in Tucson!

Katy Mary said...

Very cool pics! Love the vibrant colors and textures.

L.A. Daze said...

So colorful! I am freaked out by those dolls though.

Haute World said...

Fantastic images! Hope you had a great weekend! I've always been fascinated by the Day of the Dead festivities and the decorations surrounding it. Love the colors!

Ebony said...

I love the look of the first set of masks. Are they leather? I'd totally wear it out in public on a day when I'm tired and look it. The dolls are adorable and churros are THE best thing since sliced bread.

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Brooke said...

I LOVE the colors in these photos. Quite different from Halloween celebrations: Black, black, and more black :)

Vivienne said...

These are great pix! Hmmm. I'm feeling the theme for next year's Halloween party..........

SabinePsynopsis said...

Great colourful spooky pictures! And why are puppets always SOOOOOO creepy?!

Heff said...

All the colors of the Rainbow...

hope505 said...

gorgeous pictures!! !! I wish I could have been there..!

bananas. said...

now that's rad!

the colors are so bad ass abd the holiday is even more! dang those mexicans (aka my cousins) know how to treat the dead ;)

happy 1st day of november!

pearls said...

isn't it so much fun!! we went last year on Nov 1st , if you can make it down again tonight the show they put on is amazing... totally worth the crowds.

Char said...

love the shots!!

Felicia said...

My friends went as those Day of the Dead skeletons for Halloween. Their costumes were probably the best I've seen this year.

Alisa said...

So close, yet couldn't make it. :(

Looks lovely. Hope you had a great weekend!

Kitty Stampede said...

ok these are all the most interesting awesome photos. i want everyone of those mucha masks!!! love them!
mexican stuff rocks!! so cool and colorful, and morbid..haha. damn our culture is so blah, our new culture anyways.
damn woman, you had tons of eye-candy goodness. love, love every last photo!!! i would adore attending such an event.

TK Kerouac said...

Love all the primary colours!

Christina In Wonderland said...

I LOVE Latin American culture. I know what I'm doing my first Halloween in Los Angeles. :)

bunny, The Paris House said...

OMG these pictures are fantastic!! love the incredible colors
Bunny

Missy said...

Awesome photos!
LOVE the Guitars!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Loving all those colors!

Lorena said...

Whenever I go to Mexico I always look at their dressed up lady death for Dia de loa Muertos. Its kinda creepy and funny.
The funny thing is I am craving churros after reading the post...

Pretty Little World said...

Great photos! I wish that we had some cool stuff around Lansing like this, but not so much.

I like the guitars the best... although the bags decorated with the little skeletons are kind of marvelous as well!

Jessica said...

Your pics are awesome. Thanks for your comment and no I'm not down with the Kindle. What I am is happy to win something like that if I should be so lucky and then sell it and what would I buy with it? Books the good old fashioned kind lol Don't worry I will never go to the dark side when it comes to books.

Georgina Dollface said...

Awesome photos! We were once in San Diego in September, and they had just started to put some of the art and decorations up in the shops leading up to the holiday. So rich and colourful. I would love to go back and actually be there on the Day of the Dead. I'd have a picnic for my Dad. Such a wonderful way to celebrate life. - G

Jill said...

These pics could all be from El Paso!

chloe said...

you know, you should really do something with your photos, they're great, not everybody has an eye for good pics!

Diana said...

I love Olvera Street! Union station is right across the street and drops me off so close to it.

It's my favorite place to take pics and I love yours. Have you checked out flickr search "olvera street"? I can look for hours.