snapshots of mexico, literal and figurative


Dia de los Muertos
November 1, 2010, 10:31 pm
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The skulls are back, pan de muerto is about to disappear from bakeries for 11 months, and I’m still a couple months away from heading back to DF.  I didn’t get a chance to set up a proper ofrenda this year (too much time at the hospital trying to keep people from ending up muerto), but I did make it down to the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen to see the museum’s collection of altars, calaveras, and other Day of the Dead exhibits. I’m not sure how much longer they’ll leave the Dia de los Muertos exhibition up, but the museum is worth a visit either way (free and easily accessible by the L!).

 

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La Ofrenda
November 1, 2009, 3:27 pm
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Ofrenda 2009

*Descansa en Paz*

Keeping a promise (or two) for Dia de los Muertos.



Muerto-mania
October 19, 2009, 11:07 pm
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As a single post relating to day of the dead last year approaches 1000 hits (and climbs google image’s page ranking for “dia de los muertos”), it’s time to prepare for this year’s go-round.

Pan de Muerto is in the panaderias (though I’ve only had one loaf), skeletons abound (though far less in Chicago than DF), and I’ve slowly begun setting up an ofrenda here at home.  It’ll be a first; hopefully no visiting spirits will be offended.

Will post a photo in the future.



Adios, Don Alvaro
March 16, 2009, 11:14 pm
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Don Alvaro, I'm going to miss you

I'm really going to miss you



A tasty hold-over from Day of the Dead
November 24, 2008, 4:00 pm
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"Bread of the Dead"

Pan de Muerto, i.e. “Bread of the Dead”



Another Skeleton
November 9, 2008, 7:44 pm
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I’m telling you, they are everywhere…

Unfortunately, Juan didn't realize he had a potentially fatal marigold allergy until it was too late

Unfortunately, Juan didn't realize he had a potentially fatal marigold allergy until it was too late



A Catrina on Stilts
November 7, 2008, 6:23 pm
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The only Mexicans taller than me are apparently dead

The only Mexicans taller than me are apparently dead