Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween night

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 We went to join in the Novenario Processions for Dia de Los Muertos at El Pueblo de Los Angeles at Olvera Street. Each night, between October 25 and November 2, family members lead a procession through the street in celebration of their loved one's lives.

More to come.

9 comments:

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Looking forward to the full write-up... the picture looks gorgeous.

Lala said...

Oh Aunt Snow, I love Olivera Street! Having grown up in Southern Cal, I very much miss the beautiful Spanish traditions! Looking at this picture I can almost smell, hear and taste what is going on. Thank you for sharing, and I'm looking forward to the "more."

Sheila said...

The last time I went to Olvera Street my car was broken into. Something i should have expected, I know.

Aunt Snow said...

Sheila's so predictable it's amusing.

spokalulu said...

Very cool! Nothing like that around here at all...

Sheila said...

Well Aunt Snow, sorry to be predictable, but when you say that it sounds like you think I'm making it up or something. It's in the police records if you care to look it up. My car was broken into and my make-up and my friend's dirty running clothes from the 10k that day were stolen; neither of which was as valuable as the amount it took to fix the broken window or to get all the glass out of the car.I know you like to paint all these neighborhoods as fabulous, but those of us who are long time L.A. residents are aware the realities.

Aunt Snow said...

I'm sorry you have had such bad luck, Sheila.

I spend a lot of time in these neighborhoods and I feel perfectly safe.

Why do you only comment when I write about Latino culture in Los Angeles? is it a particular interest of yours?

Sheila said...

I don't have a great amount of difference in the interest of any of the cultures that exist in L.A. They are all pretty much of equal interest to me and so many of them have great food. I commented one time on the graffitti and how I don't appreciate people who believe it is okay to deface other people's property. I said nothing about what nationalty those defacers might be; I don't care where there are from. If they are defacing property that doesn't belong to them it is wrong regardless of ethnicity.
As far as my car getting broken into while I was trying to enjoy Olvera Street, I have no clue who broke into it. I seriously doubt that it was many of the Mexican shop owners. It was probably one of the thousands of people who live on the streets in that area. (At least that's what the police said. It's a huge problem in the area. Don't leave ANYTHING in the car that can be seen(not even dirty clothes;and certainly nothing of any value) Anyway, I have no clue of the thief's ethnicity either. And I don't care. Whoever the jerk was, he cost me a lot of money.

Aunt Snow said...

I'm sorry about your car being broken into, Sheila. I never had exactly that happen, but I have had my stuff stolen from someone else's broken-into-car.

I'm planning a post to talk about my personal experience with crime - I would like to continue to have your input. Or if you'd like to have the conversation privately, my email address is at my profile.