Deep in the heart of Mexico lies an eerie place, a nightmare of automatonophobia bordered by the Xochimilco canals.
(Photo via Through the Viewfinder)
La Isla de las Munecas (The Island of the Dolls) is festooned with decaying dolls, hung by the island’s former caretaker as an offering to a little girl drowned in the canal long ago.
Collected over the course of half a century, thousands of dolls bristle from the trees and few buildings. The dolls and, perhaps more unsettling, the doll parts, are strung together in various states of decay and disrepair, watching.
(Photo by Juan Hamparzumian via Everywhere Magazine)
Since the death of the dolls’ caretaker, found drowned in the same canal as that long-ago little girl, the dolls have not been lonely. Although the island can be difficult to reach, it has become a popular destination for the most daring of tourists.
(Photo via Warm Photos – warning: site content is NSFW)