Thursday, February 26, 2009

Isla Mujeres Cemetery

The big picture.

A little closer.

The details only.


Dusty Lens said...

All above ground? Interesting, and quite the vibrant colors.

movielady said...

It reminds me a little of the cemetaries in New Orleans. Maybe it's just me, but it always creeps me out a little to see above-ground cemetaries.

D.C. Confidential said...

Cool cemetery! I love photographing cemeteries. This one looks especially busy. Must have been hard to choose what to photograph.

I also really like the bright, cheery, dare I say it?--life affirming colors. So different from our staid and formal cemeteries up here.

Nice series, Maya.

Maya said...

dusty and movielady: Maybe they are above ground for the same reason as in New Orleans? I'm not sure.

dc: I love the colors! That is what struck me the most about being in Mexico. They certainly aren't afraid to use color to brighten their lives (and deaths apparently)!

Sherry Stewart said...

Those cemeteries get me, beautiful photos,colors so vibrant. I need a dose of Mexico, not sterile, or in denial of life; struggle and death as we are here, and it soothes my need for touching reality.

Maya said...

sherry: They certainly do those things there in a different way than we do here. It was refreshing!