Still life

If you go through the archives of this blog, you will find I have posted about mannequins more than any other subject in Mexico City. Is it because they are so much a part of the fabric of life here -- their lifeless figures abounding? Or are they my obsession? One theory doesn't preclude the other.

After one of my posts, I began to receive persistent and annoying emails from a company in China that made mannequins, suggesting I buy some of their product.

In any case I was walking on Insurgentes Avenue and saw this. Naturally, I looked up the website (, to find out that they are a distributor of some very sophisticated mannequins. Not that you'd actually notice from the window display.