Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sights Not Seen in Baltimore

The boy (Mason) in the plastic bubble.  Fun at the fair on a Friday night.  Just insert leaf blower to inflate.
Victory is his.
Day of Courage at school. Ignite a gasoline-soak rope and make the kids jump over it.  Only one burn witnessed.  These kids are good!
Bo, what form.
Followed by Redding.  The flames are getting smaller.
Calming down the cock before the fight.
Our bull ring in the center of town.
Las Mojigangas: ten-foot paper maiche dolls brought out for every celebration.
Veladores: Live men spinning around and around until they touch the ground. (Christoper Holtby photo)
The charreada (rodeo) at the local ring, Lienzo Charro.
Graffiti in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.
A colonial fixer upper in San Miguel.
Ballooning at dawn.
Procession heading up Correo from the jardin.
Street masks in San Cristóbal.
Kids in the Yucatán.
Kids in the Yucatán.
A cenote (underground swimming hole) in the Yucatán.
In a cenote at Chichen Itzá.
Street dog in the Yucatán.
Mud and salt baths in Rio Lagartos, Yucatán.

Kohunlich ruins outside of Bacalar, Quintana Roo.
Real sisal and Reddy with rope he just made at the factory outside Mérida, Yucatán.
Mason riding the mechanical bull.
The tequila bar at the state fair.

Tower of Death at the State Fair.

Annual Blessing of the Taxis, at the parroquia in San Miguel.

The view from the Ferris wheel at the local fair.

Mom, in a sight you definitely will not see outside of Latin America.
Sam and Ann at the ruins of Toniná, Chiapas.
Redding and Fernando, having scaled the ruins.

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