Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende – Steve Eilenberg

  • Dia de los Muertos, sisters preparing
  • Mexico City, odd man out
  • Mexico City, in preparation for dia de los muertos 1
  • San Miguel de Allende parade
  • Dia de los Muertos, San Miguel de Allende parade 4
  • Dia de los Muertos, San Miguel de Allende parade 2
  • The wedding, San Miguel de Allende 2
  • Street mosaic
  • Father out with son and daughter
  • Mexico City, Soumaya Museum 2
  • San Miguel de Allende, Cemetery 1
  • Cemetery 3
  • 201310 San Miguel SE, Preparations 3
  • San Miguel de Allende, dia de los muertos. She held court.
  • Mexico City, Hot food
  • Girl in costume with her mom
  • San Miguel de Allende Park
  • San Miguel de Allende painting
  • The wedding, San Miguel de Allende
  • Teen shows middle finger
  • San Miguel de Allende, art show
  • San Miguel de Allende, preparations 1
  • Mexico City, Sears
  • Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Studio. Blue stove at  the Blue House (La Casa Azul)
  • Green home near Lois Barragan’s home/studio
  • Rivera and Kahlo Studio. Painting at La Casa Azul
  • Dia de los Muertos, San Miguel de Allende parade 3
  • Mexico City, Family picnic
  • Photographer shows his work
  • Mexico City, Sunday outing
  • Rivera and Kahlo Studio. Pencil drawing and light bulb at La Casa Azul
  • Mexico City, Street kiosk
  • San Miguel de Allende, preparations 2
  • Cemetery 2
  • Sugar skulls and little pigs
  • A picture for 6 pesos
  • San Miguel de Allende masks
  • Have you seen her ice cream?
  • Cross and reflections
  • Mexico City, In preparation for dia de los muertos 3
  • San Miguel de Allende, Dia de los Muertos
  • Flor Garduno (photographer) with one of our favorite works
  • 201310 San Miguel SE (431 Of 451) Edit
  • Casa Dragones art/video piece
  • San Miguel de Allende
  • Flor Garduno (photographer) with one of our favorite works
  • Mexico City, Soumaya Museum 2
  • San Miguel de Allende, Dia de los Muertos
  • Father out with son and daughter
  • A picture for 6 pesos
  • Mexico City, Family picnic
  • Cross and reflections
  • The wedding, San Miguel de Allende 2
  • Dia de los Muertos, San Miguel de Allende parade 4
  • Mexico City, In preparation for dia de los muertos 3
  • Sugar skulls and little pigs
  • San Miguel de Allende painting
  • Teen shows middle finger
  • Dia de los Muertos, sisters preparing
  • Girl in costume with her mom
  • Rivera and Kahlo Studio. Pencil drawing and light bulb at La Casa Azul
  • Mexico City, odd man out
  • San Miguel de Allende, dia de los muertos. She held court.
  • The wedding, San Miguel de Allende
  • 201310 San Miguel SE, Preparations 3
  • Dia de los Muertos, San Miguel de Allende parade 3
  • Cemetery 2
  • Cemetery 3
  • Green home near Lois Barragan’s home/studio
  • Photographer shows his work
  • San Miguel de Allende, preparations 1
  • San Miguel de Allende masks
  • Street mosaic
  • Rivera and Kahlo Studio. Painting at La Casa Azul
  • Have you seen her ice cream?
  • San Miguel de Allende, Cemetery 1
  • Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Studio. Blue stove at  the Blue House (La Casa Azul)
  • Casa Dragones art/video piece
  • San Miguel de Allende
  • Mexico City, Street kiosk
  • San Miguel de Allende parade
  • San Miguel de Allende Park
  • Mexico City, Hot food
  • San Miguel de Allende, preparations 2
  • 201310 San Miguel SE (431 Of 451) Edit
  • Dia de los Muertos, San Miguel de Allende parade 2
  • San Miguel de Allende, art show
  • Mexico City, in preparation for dia de los muertos 1
  • Mexico City, Sunday outing
  • Mexico City, Sears

This was my first trip back to Mexico City since 1979. Traveling with the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) gave us access to photographers and their studios, as well as galleries. The streets were colorful and cuisine ranged from molecular gastronomy to street.

Our time in San Migeul de Allende was memorable. A convergence of Halloween and Dia de los Muertos. Nights at the town square were festive, respectful and very fun.

We also spent time in one of the main town graveyards. Families brought flowers, music, food, mescal, rice, fighting cocks for the dead and hired mariachi bands to play at graveside. There were few tears but it was very heartfelt. – steve

“Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.” -George Eliot

“I’m not afraid of death. It’s just that I don’t want to be there when it happens.” – Woody Allen