In the Oaxaca Zócalo, a young lady gets her face painted in preparation for Dia de Muerto celebrations.
Some of the more unusual street musicians in the Zocalo
Templo de Santo Domingo
The magnificent cathedral in the center of Oaxaca as seen from the roof of our hotel.
One of many celebrating Dia de Muertos that came past our hotel in Oaxaca. This was the first night. The streets were far more crowded on other nights.
Every parade needs a band. The most common instrumentation was a few trumpets, a few trombones, one or two tubas, and a couple of drum kits.
Playing the guitar and pan flute at the same time can't be easy. This gentleman in the Zócalo did a good job of both.
These young ladies, in full makeup and costume, take a quick break from the parade to take selfies.
One of hundreds trying to attract business from tourists in town for Dia de Muertos.
Framing the entrance to a hotel in Oaxaca.
On the balcony of Biblioteca Pública Central, all dressed up for Dia de Muertos
In the village of Teotitlan del Valle, the market was very busy on October 31, the day before Dia de Muertos celebrations were to begin.
These flowers, in gold and other colors, are used on the family altar to honor the dead.
As at any market, lots of good food was available.
Sugar Cane & Bread
Both are fundamental parts of the Dia de Muertos altar and celebration. This gentleman looked ready to go.
Tacos y Hamburguesas
An ad on the side of one of the little vehicles use for taxis in the smaller towns. It was amazing how much stuff people were able to get into it for the ride home from the market.
Pan de Muerto
Loaves of bread specially baked and decorated for the celebration.
After buying the flowers needed for their Día de Muertos alter.
One of many impressive and colorful churches we saw in the area.
These three just wandered on down the street, like they knew exactly where to go.
In a local home, this woman showed us how she takes wool and turns it into the thread that will eventually become a beautiful rug.