09 10

La Virgen de Guadalupe

-The Aztecs had an elaborate, coherent symbolic system for making sense of their lives. When this was destroyed by the Spaniards, something new was needed to fill the void and make sense of New Spain (Mexico)  the image of Guadalupe served that purpose.
-For the tourist in Mexico, la Virgen de Guadalupe perhaps is just a tacky image from Mexican culture, but La Virgen de Guadalupe is recognized as a symbol of all Catholic Mexicans but more than that is part of our culture,if you come to Mexico you will see this image everywhere! The virgin is not just about the church, she is Mexicofiesta and fervor, food and devoted song, dance a symbol of the homeland.
-Los aztecas tenían un sistema elaborado, coherente simbólico para dar sentido a sus vidas. Cuando esto fue destruido por los españoles, algo nuevo se necesita para llenar el vacío y dar sentido a la Nueva España (México) la imagen de Guadalupe sirve ese propósito.
-Para el turista en México, la Virgen de Guadalupe tal vez es sólo una imagen vulgar de la cultura mexicana, pero la Virgen de Guadalupe es  un símbolo de todos los mexicanos católicos, pero más que eso es parte de nuestra cultura, si  vienes a México podrás ver esta imagen en todas partes! La Virgen no es sólo  la iglesia,  es México, la fiesta y la canción, la comida y devotos, la danza. Un símbolo de la patria.

24 comentarios:

  1. ooh the colours, I really need to visit Mexico!! xxx

  2. This is amazing, I love the bandana look on you! www.moiminnie.blogspot.com xx

  3. Love these pictures, all the colours and pictures are stunning! I really love this look, the printed shirt worn and styled in this minimal and edgy form is breathtaking! :)

    Take care,

    Daniella xox

  4. Wow! These pictures are stunning. I need to grab my passport now! Love the look xo


  5. The pride that you have for your country is so beautiful and inspiring. Thank you for sharing that!! and, of course, you look beautiful.

  6. really love that post; the colours, your talent in photo editing, your outfit and the really intersting facts about mexico. thanks for that!

  7. love the pictures! the make up is just gorgeous!
    when are you flying back to england!? i'm flying to europe in dezember - I haven't decide yet if I'll be visiting my aunt in England, in the case I am, I'm thinking about inviting you for a couple of drinks, in london or brighton - as you want. let's try to make it work!
    have a wonderful day!

  8. You're right, I associate so much of Mexico with the Virgin of Guadalupe (and of course, Pre-Columbian culture). Wonderful how you translated the Virgin's colors onto your outfit. It's so vibrantly Mexican! -- J xxx

  9. Love reading all these little bits of info on Mexican culture, as Karina said, it's really inspiring to see how passionate you are about your home country! :)
    Loving this outfit too, the headscarf look suits you so well & love that your shirt matches the Guadalupe painting!

  10. The photos are just amazing. Love the top, too.

  11. you look so beautiful here. the surrounding and history interest me a lot.
    Btw, do you have a new hair colour and new cut too? They suit you perfectly.
    Cheers to Mexico and you!

  12. haha i love these gangster poses. the vibe of these photos is so great. and i love how you wore your hair with the bandana.

  13. Good to have a bit of education today. Love the colour mix of your top against the zesty Virgin image. This post does make me feel like I have to go to Church, it's been waaaay too long. Catholic guilt, tsigh...

  14. your outfit looks outstanding next to her image! :)

  15. mexico looks so so amazing.
    ha love the gangster poses.


  16. ¡Amo tu blusa!

    Me encanta tu blog, saludos (:


  17. You always take such creative photographs, I envy that! I love the print of your shirt

  18. Hello Victoria! I'm catching up with you posts and I'm happy to see that you enjoyed such a great trip in your country! I've never been to Mexico, but I'm fascinated by its life, colours and culture. Hopefully one day I'll have the chance to go there...

  19. Amazing outfit, stunning location. So jealous you've been in Mexico

  20. Uh I love this look! The shirt is amazing, and the scarf in the hair is just so cute :)


  21. Love this look.. pretty cool how the shirt is half untucked.



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