The Island of Dolls, Mexico City
Discolored plastic dolls hang from the branches of the island’s trees, many with missing heads or limbs. Don Julian Santana lived in the area for more than fifty years and began collecting the dolls to fend off evil spirits after he found the drowned body of a young girl in the lake. Following Santana’s death in 2001, the island became a major tourist attraction, with some visitors claiming to have seen the dolls move or talk.
Isla de las Muñecas, Xochimilco, San Lorenzo, Mexico City, Mexico +52 555 555 8257