Thursday, November 20, 2008

¡Viva La Revolución!

Today is the 98th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution. Mérida has a three hour parade every 20th of November. Last year I couldn't get too many good photos because it was at night and my camera wasn't very good. This time I have a new easier-to-use Olympus and the parade started at 8am. I took way too many photos, as usual. Over a hundred schools participate, with stern faced flag bearers, marching bands, pom pom girls, soccer teams, dance troupes and karate classes. The low riders, vintage VWs, bikers, police and fire departments put on shows in the middle of the street. They mimic rescues and takedowns; they jump through fire hoops and make human pyramids. They do wheelies and rev their engines and squeal their tires. It is a lot of fun to watch. ¡Viva la revolución!

1 comment:

starimager said...

I always love a good parade.
Your stories are wonderful to see and read.
Mahalo, starimager