1. The colors kick off well before you reach the market. This is Day of the Dead in San Miguel de Allende.
2. Taking a break from weaving a basket, this woman once-overs potential customers.
3. Oaxacan green pottery forms piles in the city's outdoor markets.
4. At the loom, the art is in the concentrated weaving.
5. Colorful wool is one aspect of Oaxacan style.
6. The smell of these quesadillas draws a crowd.
7. Making tejate -- a Oaxacan drink of corn and cinnamon -- takes some muscle.
8. These churros were babied in a basket on the back of a bicycle before being delivered to the food market.
9. Outside a larger market, this woman stakes her territory.
10. Mexican papaya wrapped and displayed for sale at a local farmerâs market.
11. Chayote, guaje, and avocado -- you can do so much with these ingredients.
12. Who cares how the tamales taste? Sheâs smiling at all the foot traffic crowding the market.
13. Spices, grains, and beans. Sweetness.
14. A scene from Oaxaca's meat market.
15. Mexico's markets can only be romanticized so far. For those who make their living in them, it's hard work.