Photos copyright © 2011 Kat Avila
Location: 4th Street and Birch, Santa Ana
Time of Day: Afternoon, about 1:00-5:30 p.m.
Camera: Canon SD780 IS
Notes: The sun needs to be directly overhead the street in order to avoid the shadows from the buildings covering the altars. Probably the best time to take photos would be from a little before noon to a little after.
coffins
remembering U.S. soldiers
killed in action
arty skulls
arty skulls
calavera
The refreshing taste
of Coke for your afterlife.
tombstone collage
tombstone collage
from rice & beans
soda can sculpture
skull made from
recycled soda cans
calavera paper cutouts
papel picado calaveras
(calavera paper cutouts)
sugar candy skulls
calaveritas de azúcar
(sugar candy skulls)
sugar candy skull
skull fracture
ceramics
ceramics
pink crosses
altar for
Las Mujeres de Juarez
(The Women of Juarez)


calavera bread of the dead
pan de los muertos
(bread of the dead)
with bone-shaped decorations
bread of the dead
panes de figuras antropomorfas
(anthropomorphic figure loaves)
for Day of the Dead
calavera
calavera señorita
calavera couple
a loving calavera couple
OCEAA La Catrina
OCEAA's altar took a stand
against bullying with art
created by K-8 students.
sugar candy skulls
sugar candy skulls and candles
skull planter
skull planter
split painted board skull and nerdy kitty
skull & nerdy kitty
bread and cross of roses calaveras
O.C. Equality Coalition
calaveras by Roman Beltran
& Agustín Gonzalez
calaveras
calaveras by Beltran & Gonzalez
calaveras
calaveras by Beltran & Gonzalez
calaveras
calaveras by Beltran & Gonzalez


calavera in coffin
fiesta skeleton in coffin
ceramics Cortes and Moctezuma
Spanish conquistador
vs. indigenous warrior
altar skull
incense burner
incense burner
frame sugar candy skulls
calaveritas de azúcar
(sugar candy skulls)
waiting to be decorated
Corona beer and skulls
Corona® beer and skulls
O.C. DREAM Team altar
O.C. DREAM Team altar
cute doggy clothes
cute doggy clothes
with decorated skulls
calaveras
Centro Cultural de Mexico booth
calavera
Viene la Muerte Bailando
(Death Comes Dancing)
by Grupo Chaneque
calavera
Viene la Muerte Bailando
by Grupo Chaneque
skeletal bird
skeletal bird, part of
a larger puppet exhibit
by Grupo Chaneque
ghost-on-a-stick
ghost-on-a-stick
skeletal butterfly
skeletal butterfly
with monarch wings
Aztec dancer blessing
Aztec dancer blessing