Giant Skeletons Are Busting Out Of The Ground In Mexico City
Larger than life skeletons appear to be erupting out of Mexico City's city's streets.
For the 8th year in a row, local Mexico City artisans have built massive skeletal sculptures in the neighborhood of Tláhuac.
The 7-foot tall, 11-foot wide head and shoulders of a gigantic skeleton towers over the pedestrians and cars on Calle Francisco Santiago Borraz, just one of the larger-than-life skeletal sculptures that are stopping traffic throughout the neighborhood of Tláhuac in Mexico City.
For the 8th year in a row, local artisans have erected these impressive sculptures, concieved by artist Radmundo Medina, in honor of Día de los Muertos.
It takes the artisans almost the whole year to prepare the esqueletos, which are made entirely of cardboard and materials salvaged from construction sites.
The idea behind them? Medina hopes to encourage people, especially children, to preserve their cultural traditions and identity.