Every street parade had their version of these large papermache “puppets”. Not only for the Dia de Los Muertos processions, but also for weddings. These puppets, sitting on the street abandoned by their masters, created a great set for capturing some details around them.
This scene was at the market in the little town of Metla. Tourists (that included us) head to Metla to visit the ruins but their street market was going strong in preparation for Dia de Los Muertos. We stopped for a little while and gave the town locals a good laugh with our cameras. This woman was the greatest. She had the chicken seller pulling out each bird, upon which she would weight in her arms and then ask seller for a different one. Only the best chicken for Dia de Los Muertos. I’ve made the chicken’s the star.