The day after the night before Oaxaca 2nd November 22

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A piece of toast and a slice of watermelon does not work in the same way as a full english breakfast does when nursing a hang over.

Fucking Tequila!

Do I regret it?

Don't be so silly, got it all to do again tonight. Yeeeee Hawwwww

But let's just get through the day first.

Church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán, I didn't bother going inside, I was more interested in what all the photographs and words were about. I thought I would take a closer look and see what injustice was happening.

"Justice is selective for Oaxcan females"



  • Mexico as a country is ranked as having the highest rate of child sexual abuse in the world.

  • Oaxaca State ranks fourth nationally in child sexual abuse.

  • In 2022, just under 150 women and girls were murdered and since 2018, 540 women and girls murdered. No call it what it really is Femicide, killed just because you are female.

  • Indigenous and colonial cultures are associated with the patriarchy of domination over women; creating conditions for systemic violence against women


A system of society in which the father or eldest male is head of the family.

A system of society in which men hold the power and women are largely excluded from it.

Sometimes I am ashamed to be a man.

Justice is a right not a privelige



So many beautiful young faces stared back at me, gone from this world.


I guess it is a bit of an enigma now why there are so many Catrinas around and about on the streets, enjoyed by all.



I guess life goes on, so let's look at some nearby artwork


The tree constructed out of welded together scrap metal adorned with some wonderful colourful skulls.





A random street market




I'm in love!
What a gorgeous pair of parrots


Lifelike sculpture


A clever use of bits of scrap, from copper piping to cog wheels and old watches all melded into the form of a heart.genius; expensive too.


I love this woman, not only as an artist, but as one of the greatest human beings that has ever lived. An inspirational role model for the youth of today.


Nuestra Señora de la Santa Muerte


A wonderful and unexpected procession making its way through the streets was a bonus


Santa Muerte, Our Lady of Holy Death,a personification of death, but also associated with healing, protection, and safe delivery to the afterlife. The great majority of her devotees, there are an estimated 10-12 million worldwide, are under the age of 30.

She is the patron saint of the outcasts - "protector of all perpetrators of delinquency and of those who feel neglected and marginalised by society, including migrants and the LGBT community."




Widely condemned by the catholic church who deride the following as a death cult for criminals and drug traffickers, Santa Muerte has grown massively in popularity, the population wising up to the fact that despite being the richest institution globally the catholic church do fuck all for them.





If I needed a religion I know which one I would choose.


During the night of June 21, 2020, a total of 17 people, 15 men and two women,of the indigenous Ikoots community were brutally murdered, part of a decade long fight against proposed erection of wind farms on their lands.

There has been abandonment by the National Guard for their safety and security.

There is a lot of money to be made by large wind energy companies and private investors into the "green agenda"

Corruption is rife in Mexico.



This is not an isolated incident it is recorded that a further 83, unsolved murders have been attributed to the Ikoots fight against these wind farms.

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That one parrot is trying to get the hookup

😜😜👍, sometimes I wish I was a parrot!

Gender-based violence if rife in South Africa with exceptionally high stats.

Individuals need to think for themselves, take care of their safety at all times, church is not always the answer in giving assistance many have no where to go or hide.

Remembering on a scale as shown in your photography a daunting showcasing of events reflected in a manner that may become a reality for others to realize.

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yes @joanstewart I guess you live in a dangerous place and understand more than others, as the stats show.

Once a paradise now a hell hole over the last 12 years approximately. Still worth visiting once in remote regions.

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The unexpected procession celebrating Santa Muerte, her significance, and the demographics of her devotees provide a fascinating insight into cultural aspects and beliefs prevalent in the region.

Your storytelling skillfully blends personal experiences with the sociocultural landscape of Oaxaca, painting a comprehensive picture of the multifaceted nature of life and the diverse expressions of art, culture, and societal challenges present in this vibrant place

cheers @silviared945 thanks for stopping by, much appreciate it

Cool city ... if I go in Mexico, then Oaxaca is 100% this what I go also look, they have also lot and lot cool food markets 😋😋😋👌👌👌🦊🥖🍗🧅🍽

cheers @foxkoit please go it is awesome, well I only know it was at the festival time, it might be slow and boring at other times, yes the food markets were pretty good too, Mexican food is really really tasty

Thanx man .... I hold this dream up and I try make it soon ;)
they even sell fireworks there, which I can't buy in my country, it will be very interesting if I can use and try their products there :)) 😇😀👍👍🤗

Ah, no fireworks? Where May I ask are you from

I am in Estonia :))) ... I have just now winter what -12 and in night time -20 :)))

Oh my days! That is cold. I love Estonia, spent three weeks there a couple of years ago, I road tripped all round the country. Amazing places to see. But …….it was nice and hot lol

Ah .. so you was in summer time, now you must try winter also 😆😆👌👌👌☃️☃️☃️⛄⛄⛄⛄☃️☃️☃️⛄🎄

😂 yes, I agree. Such pretty parrots.

It's very sad that there's many many parts of the country where corruption is rife. One only has to step out of their own box to see and understand it. Grateful for Hive in this sense. I can only wonder and imagine what the government is doing to curb these injustices and murders. Whatever happened to the sacredness of life?

Oh well, it'll be fine eventually. I really hope so.

cheers @uchelee got to love parrots !!! thanks for dropping in, and your sentiments on life are very true

As always, Mr. Grindle, magnificent photos. The angles from which you take them add to the allure and message that each of them holds.

It stinks to hear about the corruption happening in Mexico. I thought these projects and agendas only occurred in movies. These big companies need to offer compensation or consideration to people before making proposals that will affect their means of livelihood.

Amazing post, I enjoyed reading this and admiring your photos.

cheers @zitalove thanks for your inspiring comments, truly appreciate your input. I guess issues like this do not seem to interest the MSM corporations. Sad indictment on society.

I'm sure you had a great time. The faces look very beautiful. The structure is very beautiful.

cheers @dewamke44 yes a great time thanks, and thank you for dropping in and taking an interest, much appreciate it

Thank you for sharing these beautiful moments with us. It was a pleasure to visit you @grindle

Cheers my friend

Cheers, my friend 🙏

Mexico isn't bad with this view, all thanks to you

I guess life goes on, so let's look at some nearby artwork

Yeah! Life goes on, and yes the other artworks were amazing too

Yay! 🤗
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What do I say - so so sad all those statistics. I wonder if it is even addressed and how. Makes me very sad. Your photos are great and reminds us of some of the injustices in our world. 😔

Cheers @momogrow yes I guess I never knew about these sad issues until I dug deeper like I say it us all kept quiet beautiful it is to find out about a new country and its deepest secrets and culture, as painful it is to actually learn about those abuses and crimes that are lost of control. We have a reality show that was organized around those places and saw a lot more aspects that are not usually promoted over there, which again, shows how hard life is for some people out there.

Hi @gabrielatravels yes I only found out the hidden truth when I had been there, I wonder how many faces I saw on my travels were victims , it does throw a different light on things, such a shame

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