Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Marvelously Macabre Mexicans

The last post detailed my visit to see LAS MOMIAS DE GUANAJUATO, definitely the darkest tourist attraction visited to date. Another trip to the dark side - the city museum which focuses on the town's revolutionary history. A star of their collection is a metal cage used to hold the heads of revolutionary leaders after they got caught. These were hung at the corners of major buildings to dissuade any revolutionary tendencies, as was pointed out by the tour guide in the above photo who showed off the cages to a group of young school children. So much for the age of innocence - I mean, they'll see heads swinging from street posts sooner or later.

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