First up; Star Wars day (May 4th) and here are the prints made by some of the characters/cast in the concrete at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.  If you are not aware, as well as the walk of stars where people in the entertainment industry are recognised by having a star with their name on the sidewalk/pavement, within the forecourt of the Chinese Theatre are prints of feet, hands and other things from famous stars past and present; the honour being bestowed by by a special committee who selects celebrities based on their contributions to Hollywood cinema.

IMG_7267 (2)
Star Wars cast prints at the TCL Chinese Theatre

Second; in honour of this special day for Mexicans everywhere – and of course Americans who adopt these sorts of celebrations from many nations (St Patrick’s Day etc etc.).  The 5th of May  is not as some people mistakenly think Mexican Independence Day,  which occurs on September 16, but is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.

Anyway that’s enough history, here is a picture of some Mexican wrestling masks…

Mexican masks
Mexican Wrestling masks in Olivera Street, LA

Okay I know it’s not very Cinco de Mayo but at least it’s Mexican! Also it’s from Olivera street which a very historical spot, well worth a visit of you are ever in LA.

Next week’s photo will be a still life photo of some sort.

 

Advertisements