Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Día de los Muertos

The day of the dead celebration in San Francisco is my favorite event I've attended here thus far.   People are so festive and decked out.   What a beautiful way to celebrate all our loved ones who have passed on.  The altars people made were stunning.  My friend Eliza made one for her step father who was a falconer and passed away many years ago.  If you live in the area and haven't been to this event I highly recommend you go next year, it's stunning.  Sorry some of the pictures are blurry, my camera died after the parade so all the pictures of the altars and party in the park are with my Iphone.

Eliza and I (I made my headdress yesterday for the event and wore one of my favorite vintage floor length dresses from the 30s.)

Beautiful woman with baby

Drummer boy

Scary lady hidden from the world

Peace NOW

Dancing ghosts

Some of the many notes strung up for loved ones who have passed on.

This altar was so amazing, I wish I had been able to get a better shot

Some of the huge crowd

One of the many bands and music groups playing

Eliza's altar for her stepdad

An altar on the stairs of a house, I think it was all musicians


The Photodiarist said...

These were fun to look at! Thanks for your comment on my blog and thanks for posting these shots.

Lilee said...

nice blog, love the header! hahaha great outfits!