An occasional look at some of the people and events that make Albuquerque a truly different city.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The South Valley's Marigold Parade - 2017

Perfection.  The cottonwoods rustled their peak yellow leaves, Isleta Blvd was lined with families dressed to the occasion, and the parade groups forged their costumes and enthusiasm to new levels.  It was particularly reaffirming this year.

As always, thanks to all for allowing me (and at least a hundred other photographers) to share the experience with you.  If your photos are included, I would be delighted to send you a print, or would remove from this post at your request.

Monday, November 21, 2016

The South Valley's Marigold Parade 2016

Once again the South Valley was resplendent in color, costume, family, enthusiasm, and this year with the election just 2 days away, outrage.  Every year we think the gathering cannot become more, and every year it does.  Everywhere has its problems, but here in the South Valley we also have our Marigold Parade and pride.

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

The South Valley's Marigold Parade - 2015

Once again, Albuquerque's South Valley celebrated La Dia de los Muertos with its ever growing, ever evolving Marigold Parade. It is a feast for the eyes and the heart.  

To those I photographed, thank you for your grace, universal good humor, and forbearance. /s/ Rob Leutheuser


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Dia de los Muertos Parade - 2014 Edition

It was another spectacular Dia de los Muertos parade in Albuquerque's South Valley.  The welcomed rain showers paused just long enough for the hour-long parade to strut up Isleta Blvd to the delight of the thousands.

The face painting, costumes, music, and enthusiasm continues to reach new heights that cannot be transcended ... but they always are.

As always, many thanks to all for your forbearance.  If you are included in this small gallery and would prefer that you weren't, please let me know.