Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende – Steve Eilenberg

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

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