Dia de los Muertos, Marigold Parade | Video from Albuquerque NM Nov 6 2011 3

Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in many cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Here is a video made from footage I took at the Albuquerque NM Dia de los Muertos Marigold Parade held on November 6, 2011. More…

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Dia de los Muertos Marigold Parade | Albuquerque NM Nov. 6, 2011 Vol. 2 2

Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in many cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Here are photos from the Albuquerque NM Marigold Parade held on November 6, 2011.  This is part two of a two part set of pictures. These are the photos taken from the parade. For pre-parade prep pictures (try saying that five times fast), please click here.

For the FULL set of photos, also presented in full size and full resolution, please click here to go to my photo site, Motley Photos. More…

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Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in many cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Here are photos from the Albuquerque NM Marigold Parade held on November 6, 2011.  This is part one of a two part set of pictures. These photos were taken before the official start of the parade.

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Photos: It’s a Zombie Apocalypse! Why ARE zombies so popular? 19

Why are zombies such the rage?  Because zombie apocalypse is a perfect example of total escapism – no government, authority, regulations, basic societial responsibilities and expectations, all disappearing into thin air over a short period of time. If you are one of the few that survived, survival, which is your most basic and ingrained instinct, becomes your sole object. Survival. Simple, yet a powerful instinct, a total escape from the ubiquitously mundane lifestyle of modern society. Dangerous predators(zombies), guns, violence, all the things that stimulate your periphery nervous system on the most primitive levels, suddenly become part of the reality. It’s a sublte fantasy world marked with blood and adrenaline.

In a world ruled by the dead… we are forced to start living.

Various photos of zombie costumes and make-up!  Have a Happy Halloween, and be careful of things that go “bump” in the night…..

More photos available on Facebook Motley News & Photos.

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Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race – Human powered works of “art” Reply

Kinetic Sculptures are amphibious, human powered works of art custom built for the race. Each May, the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) hosts the East Coast Kinetic Sculpture Race Championship on the shore of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor in central Maryland. The eight-hour race covers 15 miles—mostly on pavement, but also including a trip into the Chesapeake Bay and through mud and sand.

Kinetic Sculpture Racing traces its roots to Ferndale, California in 1969 when artist Hobart Brown upgraded his son’s tricycle into a 5-wheeled pentacycle that was part of a race down Main Street. (Hobart did not win.). The original event, the Kinetic Grand Championship in Humboldt County, California, is also called the “Triathlon of the Art World” because art and engineering are combined with physical endurance during a three day cross country race that includes sand, mud, pavement, a bay crossing, a river crossing and major hills. You can learn more on Wikipedia.

Video from 2011 Baltimore parade

Video from 2010 race in California:

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2011 Grand Mediocre East Coast Champion: PLATYPUS

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Art: Ankh-ers Away

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Engineering: Am-Ish Sin Caballo

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People’s Choice: Go Ask Alice

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Golden Dinosaur: The Lobe Trotters

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Sock Creature of the Universe: Bee-Have

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Golden Flipper: The Claw Machine

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