I got back stateside late Saturday afternoon. Very glad to be back home and to see my babe after a month apart, the longest separation between us in more than 20 years! Even though I'm home, I've got to deliver at least one more post about Oaxaca. The Noche de los Rabanos, or night of the radishes, was one of the main reasons I went to Oaxaca.
Some are elaborate displays with dozens of finely carved characters depicting various scenes from Mexican history or culture.
Detail from above
Creative use of the natural form of the radish is part of the artistry.
Religious scenes and themes are a major topic area.
As are less sacred scenes, like surfing.
And all important eating!
I took more than 200 pictures at this event, may try to post a few elsewhere, the computer is being slow today in uploading. The event also includes figures and displays made from dried flowers and also from dried and dyed corn husks, I'll post a few of those tomorrow perhaps. This is a super tourism event for Oaxaca as well, the square was packed with people from 3:00 in the afernoon until midnight with a line of people stretching for blocks, waiting to make the circuit to view close to 200 displays.
Oaxaca was an amazing adventure but I'm glad to be home, thanks to all of you who've been following my escapades.
Feliz Navidad- Maria