The Faces of The Voladores (Those who Fly)


As promised, here are the Voladores de Papantla (see my post on their flying here) , hanging out between shows in Playa del Carmen, Mexico


The group seemed to thoroughly enjoy each other’s company








And a photo that I love, one of the Voladores, after descending from “flight”, saluting the Virgen de Guadalupe (carved in sand on the beach). This Virgen is the patroness of Mexico and revered by all Mexicans


Until next time, when we will begin a visit to the town of Valladolid in Yucatan.

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About Angeline M

Love to travel, read, garden. I am a nurse case manager working in Disease Management. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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34 Responses to The Faces of The Voladores (Those who Fly)

  1. Sea Play Photography says:

    The colors are very happy colors and the shots tell a good story of action. Love them

  2. Jaspa says:

    An usual take on these incredible men. Usually we only see their death defying acts, not the faces behind them.

  3. Madhu says:

    Fabulously vibrant Angeline!

  4. thirdeyemom says:

    These are absolutely stunning Angeline! Wow, the colors are breathtaking! :)

  5. Su Leslie says:

    Fabulous photos; so full of colour and joy!

  6. Patti Kuche says:

    What wonderful explosions of color – the costumes, the beach, and so much fun!

  7. Great images. The Voladores have such colourful costumes. I wish you a great 2014, Angeline!

  8. Just love these colorful costumes! Do you have a photo of them at work?

  9. Great shots! very colorful and lively!

  10. Amy says:

    Beading, Wow!!! These guys are energetic and good looking :)
    The beach looks gorgeous.

  11. Is it beading on their clothes? From the last photos I thought it was embroidery but looking at these photos I’m not so sure. Colourful whatever it is.

  12. Paula says:

    Lively, rich colours :)

  13. Los legendarios voladores de Papantla!!! I saw them for the first time as a kid in Mexico City and I was amazed by their skills!!

    • Angeline M says:

      Si son leyendas, verdad? I also saw them as a kid and never forgot them; to see them again now, so many years later, was a thrill. Thanks for stopping in Raphael!
      P.S. I love your blog.

  14. Sonel says:

    Gorgeous, colourful photo’s Angeline! Thanks for sharing hon. :D

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