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Dia de los Muertos - Longmont

Longmont has one of the largest Dia del los Muertos festivals in Colorado and we were there.  Our day started around noon and we just had to go to the Flavor of India for some amazing buffet.  I love that place!  Ok, I know it is weird to get Indian food when going to a Mexican festival, but we just couldn’t help ourselves.

I have to say getting there early was a great idea and ensured that we got a parking space nearby.  The festival was held in old town and we got front row seats for the show.  We caught the Spanish dancers, Mariachi band and witnessed the Aztec ceremonial dance.  The Aztec ceremony kicked of the processional, which we skipped in favor of getting warm.  One area was set up as though it was a grave with Marigold petals representing a traditional graveyard. 

Longmont has a fair amount of street art sprinkled throughout the downtown area and we snapped away. We took a break at a local coffee shop to enjoy some tiramisu and pumpkin cheese cake washing it down with double espressos. As we got back on the streets we shot more of downtown and I became a bit obsessed with the exposed utility boxes on the outside of the buildings. They spoke to me, so I shot them. 

Camera: Fujifilm XT3


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