Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Flowers, Flowers Everywhere

On Tuesday I took Fred and Nancy to the Jamaica Market.  A portion of the building is like any other Mexican market with fruits and vegetables, meats, clothing and shoes... just about anything that you might need.

Mexican markets are all colorful, busy and interesting, but the Jamaica Market is special.  It may not be typically visited by tourists, but I think that it is one of the most amazing places in Mexico City.  It is the main flower market.

This time of year in the days prior to the Day of the Dead, the market is even more incredible.  There are more marigolds, the traditional flower for the holiday, than you can imagine.

And yet there is room for every other kind of flower too.

Trucks pull right into the market building and their cargos of flowers are unloaded.

The market had many other things for sale related to Day of the Dead...

There were the sugar skulls that are given to children.

This piñata stall had piñatas in shape of Miguel's guitar from the movie "Coco".

There were the "papel picado" decorations that are hung everywhere for Day of the Dead.

And of course there were "catrina" figurines.

Nancy and Fred were both amazed by the Jamaica Market.  They said that they had never seen anything like it.

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