All Saints Day is a Catholic celebration. The Day of the Death is a mix between Prehispanic and Christian ideas. Mexicans mock about death understanding that it is a natural cycle for which all will go through. In this day, November 1st and 2nd, people will go to graveyards and bring to their gone relatives music and the food they used to like when they were in this physical world.
This is a house entrance dated from the 17th century. It has nothing special, so stop looking. I like the angles that form the walls, the rail, and the curves of the door. At simple sight it is just an entrance, if you look harder (I know I said not to :) ) you can find all this geometry. The door is open, so you are welcome.
Rio de Janerio, a very very nice place to spend vacation. I visited Rio some time ago and still I get caught when listening to a brazilian accent. Its people, simple the best hosts I can remember when traveling to South America. I was on a business trip for more than a month and I was treated so warm I came back a couple of times more.
..Barra de Tijuca, Brasil (a 30 minutes drive from Rio), Beautiful beaches!
Going for the medals: Gold, Silver, Bronce.
Now that the Pan-American games are going on in Guadalajara State, Mexico where all the countries from the Americas compete, I think this event is a great opportunity for all the athletes to obtain a reward for all the effort they have made to get this far.
So let the best win!
It was 1531 when a peasant, Juan Diego had a vision. He saw a Lady on Tepeyac Hill. The Lady said she wanted a church to be built at that precise spot where she was seen, so Juan Diego went to see the Bishop….
…He told the Bishop what the Lady had asked him for. The Bishop hesitating asked him to bring some proof.
Juan Diego went back to see the Lady and told her he needed to take some kind of proof to the Bishop…
She told Juan Diego to cut the roses behind him and to bring them to the Bishop.
So he did, he cut the roses and put them in his poncho.
He then brought the roses before the Bishop and when he let the roses falling to the ground, the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was printed, displaying it on his poncho.
The Virgin of Guadalupe now has her Church, actually two. There is the first one built, finished in 1709 and a newer one shown below finished in 1976.
I was invited to a school play. Most of the time a just say no or simply run away from these kind of events. Luckily for me I knew someone that was going to perform at the play so I decided to take the risk, which by the way I would have regretted not taken.
I was simply amazed by the professionalism of school kids between 10 and 18 years old. Marvelously dressed in costumes from the Lion King play. Of course, it was the Lion King play!.
The play took place at Instituto Copan . It is a private school that has grades from Kinder to High School. It offers many extra-curricular activities and has been around for 40 years.
The play was great! It is quite worth for schools and society to produce plays like this to keep youngsters busy and in harmony. I hope you like the photographs!