Friday, December 11, 2009

LAURIE ZUCKERMAN AND THE VIRGEN OF GUADALUPE SHARE DECEMBER 12 BIRTHDAY



Laurie Zuckerman's favorite Catholic saint if the Virgen of Guadalupe. We share the same birthday, so she feels personal to me, despite the fact I am neither Mexican or Catholic. I love taking photos of Guadalupe shrines in Mexico. Here are some of my favorite altar shots taken during the last visits to Oaxaca and Baja during the festivals for Guadalupe. Top picture is a church altar in Oaxaca; second picture down is from the festival at the Guadalupe church in Oaxaca; third picture down is from a church altar in Teotitlan del Valle, State of Oaxaca; fourth picture down is from a roadside shrine on a mountain road in Baja; the last picture is a basketweaver's home altar in Colonial Baja.









7 comments:

JonesMoore said...

Beautiful photos and thoughts. Happy Birthday!! Wish I were in Mexico...

rebecca said...

feliz cumpleanos mi amor!!!

xoxoxo,
rebecca

turquoise cro said...

Happy Birthday Laurie!!! I was thinking of Mary when I awoke this morning! Thank YOU for these beauty full pictures!!! I want to go to Oaxaca some day!!I will be posting MARY later today!

Delphyne said...

Beautiful images and shrines. Happy Birthday! I also celebrate my birthday with you and La Senora - I'm in good company!

rebecca said...

hola mi amor!!

i left you a birthday wish here before dashing out for the day to help a friend. home now...and wanted to see your birthday wishes and found that mine is not here.
so allow me to visit you once more with every loving wish for a blessed new year. for me a birthday is the true beginning of the new year. i hope this year holds the two of us together in san miguel in front of countless shrines....and beautiful marys.

thank you for your true friendship and generosity.

xoxoxoxo,
rebecca

Colleen said...

Happy Birthday Laurie!!!
Love your shrines

Stephanie said...

Happy birthday wishes to you...