One of the best versions of Santa Muerte ever, in a photo I took last Christmas Eve in Old Town Albuquerque.
A meticulously decorated pumpkin in Old Town Albuquerque. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
The Marigold Parade was today. It’s basically a large, quirky, and very exuberant party that moves through Albuquerque’s South Valley each year, celebrating Día de los Muertos. I was able to capture one drummer in the reflective sunglasses of another as they played.
There’s a really amazing Halloween/Dia de los Muertos display in the Jemez this year, on Highway 485 (to the Gilman Tunnels). The entrance features a very large skull:
There are real, honest-to-god gravestones:
Many of the displays move:
And there’s much, much more.
Well … the New Mexico State Fair has come and gone already, a sure sign that fall is in the air (even if it is still pretty warm here in Albuquerque).