Culture shapes play — roadside shrines of Mexico

Where do children get their ideas for play?

The munchkin and her friend built an elaborate shrine in the garden for a couple of dead snails.

 

Why a shrine? Well, roadside shrines to the people who have died in accidents are a common sight when driving in Mexico.  They range from simple structures to elaborate monuments.

 

 

Here’s one at the site of a bus crash that resulted in multiple deaths.

 

Now we know what inspired the girls.

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4 comments on “Culture shapes play — roadside shrines of Mexico

  1. There are sure a lot of these shrines along the roads in Mexico. Lots of accidents. I think seeing the shrines makes many drivers slow down a bit, so they serve a dual purpose. Cute snail shrine.

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