Sunday, November 08, 2009

Back from the Dead...Part One: Lord of the Lightning


Hola,
I'm back...from Oaxaca...that is. Another amazing time in Southern Mexico. Great folks. Great experiences. Great food. Great everything.

So in a nutshell....here's what happened...
Part One:
When I got to Oaxaca the Fiesta of Senor del Rayo was getting rolling...this was great. Fireworks, fireworks, fireworks. I'm a little uncertain what exactly
is being celebrated but I do know he is the lord of the lightning.
Okay, so, this isn't what he looks like...but Oaxacans sure know how to put on a party for the old Senor.
It starts with a man wearing a paper mache bull. Oh did I mention...with fireworks all over it.
Then things start to ignite...woohoo. What a job!
Next the big scaffolding gets prepared
and this too gets ignited.....let's hear another woohoo!
The sky errupts with light.
It almost looks like a scene from Frankenstein when the villagers chase him to the old windmill.
Don't you think...
And for a finale...the waterfall of fireworks down the front of the Catedral. What a way to start the trip.
Another mezcal, por favor.

to be continued.....

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

nice one michael... i will be posting my little vignettes on my blog as soon as i get some brain cells... http://www.yonacriel.blogspot.com yona

Sue McGettigan said...

Woo hoo!! That looks VERY speccy! I love the photo of el ninos, what pathos!

WondrousStrange said...

inspiration abounds!

Mexanese said...

Ive always wanted to go down there. Lived so close but never made it. the pictures are amazing! love them!

cindy shake said...

man, that's your kind of place! now lets' see some more AMAZING work.

HeArt Collective said...

ooooooh aahhhh woooooow.... or something like the sounds at 4th of july...

sounds like a fun beginning!

Iva's Creations said...

What wonderful photos! I so wish I had been able to make it! Can't wait to see what spectacular work it moves you to create.
~ Iva

Candace said...

HA, Frankenstein's chase, yes.

It also puts me in mind of Burning Man. Another great festival!

Take care.
Candace

Deb said...

You are a hoot, Michael! Looks like you had much fun on this trip. I know a lot of inspiration came home with you too. Looking forward to seeing your new pieces from this journey.

....Thank you for coming to Tangerine before you left for this trip. Was total fun working with you at the deMented Toys workshop. My doll is still a WIP. Thank you for sharing your gifts of talent. You know I had to blog about 'cha.

Deb
Katuragreetings.blogspot.com

JonesMoore said...

These are fabulous Michael, I can't wait to get back to Oaxaca! A little 'piece of me' is still there...

Maria Ontiveros said...

So glad to see you back and posting the travelogue! Looking forward to following along!
Maria