Photographer's Note

Travelling in Mexico, Death is never far away.


La Calavera Catrina ('The Elegant Skull'), based on a 1913 zinc etching by Josť Guadalupe Posada, is a staple of Mexican imagery. The figure, depicted in an ornate hat fashionable at the time, is intended to show that the rich and fashionable, despite their pretensions to importance, are just as susceptible to death as anyone else.


CUERNAVACA is the capital and largest city of the state of Morelos in Mexico. The name is derived from the Nahuatl phrase Cuauhnahuac and means "surrounded by trees". It was Hispanicized to Cuernavaca ("cow horn") because the Spanish could not pronounce the original name. Our main reason for visiting this enjoyable and rather well-off town is Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano, which was written here and has some of the city's sights featuring in it.


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Additional Photos by Benny Verbercht (BennyV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2810 W: 35 N: 5717] (30480)
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