With Easter less than a week away, today’s addition to the planet’s largest repository of blighted mannequins is this one trying to sell a child’s Semana Santa robe in Quito, Ecuador, just as a Leprosy-Hepatitis A cross is apparently creeping in. (I’ve had Hep A so I’m intimately familiar with that shade of yellow. It’s unmistakable.)
Marginally related: Semana Santa, or Holy Week, is a massive holiday in Ecuador, with just about everyone participating in one way or another. If you missed it last April check out this post on last year’s Good Friday procession in Quito, where 250,000 turned out to watch one of the largest Easter professions of faith in Latin America.
New to this weekly series, an attempt to assemble the largest collection of blighted mannequins on the planet?
Then I strongly encourage you to invest just a few minutes and catch up here. And here, too, with a special video presentation (rounded out by a killer soundtrack!) I put together to celebrate the Mannequin Monday project’s first year — an entirely unexpected one year anniversary. It’ll all conspire to make your Monday just a little bit better than it already is and to serve as a blunt reminder that your week will only get better from here. Again, you’re very welcome. And don’t forget to tell your friends.
By the way, this image, snapped on 3 April 2015, also serves as today’s Pic du Jour, the site’s 808th (!!) straight. When you’ve got a few minutes to spare, you can check out some of those here. Enjoy!