It is said that when André Breton visited Mexico he proclaimed that the country IS surrealism. Salvador Dalí claimed that not even his paintings could match what he saw happening in real life there. I sort of agree with the sentiment, even as a native Mexican I’ve seen some definite WTH-worthy stuff traveling around the country.
Bodyguard Jesus (Puebla):
San Guarura by David Cabrera, en Flickr
A water gun used as an ornament (Zipolite):
Super Soaker by David Cabrera, en Flickr
Good ol’ heavy machinery decorations (Tilcajete):
Buenota del Tractor by David Cabrera, en Flickr
A faceless zoot suit street performer who made me feel like I had walked into “The Mask” (Mexico City):
Pachuco Anónimo by David Cabrera, en Flickr
Disney’s most epic crossover (Veracruz):
Déjale las Rastas by David Cabrera, en Flickr
An entire clothes-drying street (San Rafael Tlalmanalco):
Tendederos Sanrafaelinos by David Cabrera, en Flickr
And finally, some truly inexplicable graffiti. In Oaxaca, I saw a tag that simply read “a**l s*x, try it at least once”… I don’t think I can make any comment on that. In Chamula, someone pondered the eternal Shakespearean question: “museum or mouse”?
Museo o Ratón by David Cabrera, en Flickr