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Photos: Dia de los Muertos, Marigold Parade, Albuquerque NM – Nov 3 2013

Better late than never, I suppose. Here are some of the photos I took at the Dia de los Muertos parade (Day of the Dead), also called the Marigold Parade, on Saturday, November 3, 2013 here in the south valley of Albuquerque NM. 

As is the norm, there are several political statements to be made as well as honoring the deceased loved ones. Here are a few select photos chosen because of the message they carry.

The full set of photos may be seen on my Flickr site.

Also, please…. click on any photo to bring them up in full size. These thumbnails just do not do them justice. Best viewed enlarged.

Here are some general photos of the people in the parade and a few of the cars. Also honoring Johnny Tapia, one of our local legends loved by all here.

You may share the photos if you like. All I ask is to be referred back to as well as pointed back to this posting. Thanks!


  1. I like all the pictures, especially the ones dealing with the clinics. I’m pro-life and believe no woman ever makes the decision to abort easily. It should be a matter between doctor and patient. To my pro-life friends, I argue that abortion has been with us since the middle ages- probably farther back than that- but making it illegal only makes it dangerous. Better to keep it safe for the woman, who may want to conceive later on and live to do so.
    OK end of rant!

    • You mean you’re pro-choice? Realistically, though, I think everyone is pro-life as no one wants to see abortions done. Except for a very very small percentage of women, it is not an easy decision to make and one that a woman will carry with them for the rest of their life. But it is a decision that needs to be made by the woman, the doctor and any family/friends involved. The state and everyone else needs to butt out. Abortions will continue. Keep them legal and out of the back room.

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