Monday, 23 January 2012

Up In The Mountains


San Juan Chamula (Chiapas), Mexico
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My contribution to Julie's Taphophile Tragics

22 comments:

Arija said...

They really make a big feast day of it in Mexico. In Latvia they light candles on the graves.

Dina said...

Very different from what we are used to.
I like it!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Foreign and interesting !

Elisa said...

Wonderful JJ:)
Greetings
Elisa, in Argentina

Pat said...

Great shot!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Amazing how cemeteries are different and change from country to country and religions. Great shot. Diane

Sylvia K said...

Great, colorful capture, JM! Enjoy your evening!

Sylvia

AGMPRISMA said...

Chiapas me enamoro, y Oaxaca Más.
Gracias por tus fotos.

Peter said...

Some simple memorials, yet one stands out.

NixBlog said...

Nice capture. Although cemeteries and gravestones may look very different from place to place, the sentiments are the same. Love, loss, grief and the way that we try and cope with those feelings and the way we try and remember the dear departed...

fiziskandarz said...

very interesting decoration [ not sure if that is the right word ].. 1st time seeing this, honestly!

Ann said...

Very colourful decorations. I saw something similar in South America (except it was in the desert), lots of windmills and plastic flowers.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such amazing, colourful decoration here! Many of the markings seem to be hand-written on the crosses! And the tall, raised grave seem to be like a central memorial!

Sondra said...

Very Colorful!!

Pooch Purple Reign said...

that turquoise is fantastic!
~laura

Oakland Daily Photo said...

With wood and what looks like crepe paper, the culture of Chiapas must accept the emphemral quality of their tombstones.

Julie said...

Some of the decorations in the foreground, Jose, look like pompoms made from netting. Is there a particular saint day that is being celebrated here. I am trying to clue into what Arja commented. To me, this cemetery is very much for the working class members of Mexican society. The central memorial seems pretentious amongs such simplicity.

Thanks for contributing to Taphophile Tragics again, Jose.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Well that is more colourful than we see here.

Fotonita said...

Very nice photos in your blog! I like it a lot!

Have a nice evening! ; )

Halcyon said...

Cool cemetery. I think I need to get in on this series.

magda said...

Characteristic, colorful and nice photo!

Catalina said...

Wow!!! It's full of colors!
I would like to visit Mexico some day. I love their culture and the Maya sites are one of my favorites places in the world.