mexico – walls, nichos and paintings.

On the right – a retablo, a votive Mexican folk painting, usually on a small piece of tin, which describes in images and words a miracle.

Targets at a rifle stall  Tin hearts on a shop wall.  Photo’s by an altar.


Pots found during the restoration of an old convent (now a hotel) and set into the wall.  A  nicho in another wall at the same hotel.


A nicho in an outside wall.  One of a display of 20 or so make-shift nichos outside a cafe in Oaxaca.


Clearing the cemetery ready for the Day of the Dead.  Nichos at the cemetery.


A tin frame.  A roadside shrine.  An outside wall.


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