The Virgin de Guadalupe shrines are one of the most recognizable landmarks in the Latino streetscapes and appear everywhere from front yards to parking lots. The installation of lavish Nativity scenes on Latino front yards is also very popular.
These shrines highlight how religion plays an important part in the daily lives of Latinos and how they can transform underutilized space to sacred space.
- On Tough Blocks, Divine Glitter, Patricia Leigh Brown, December, 2002.
- Una Placita: Mercado’s Virgin de Guadelupe Shrine Creates a Social Space From a Parking Lot, Kris Fortin, February, 2012.