RDP: Panoply of Animals

I didn’t set out to collect little animals, but in truth I love collecting little things from different cultures, and animals are universally loved. I have collected small animal figures from Mexico, Brazil, Tanzania and others that I have either acquired or inherited. I tried to fit most of them on one shelf for this […]

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RDP #82-83: Peru 2008

Ragtag Daily Prompt #82 (yesterday) was yarn. RDP #83 (today) is remember. I decided to combine them in these photos, remembering our trip to Peru ten years ago! We visited a place outside of Cuzco that had wonderful woven things for sale, but was also a cooperative, where artisans did their weaving. If you look […]

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Hand Made in Guatemala and Peru

I’m sure many of the beautiful, colorful clothes and other items that one can buy in Guatemala are made in factories these days. But you can usually tell when something is made by hand. For Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week theme “Hand Made,” this is a quilt I saw for sale during my day trip […]

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Curitiba: Feira do Largo da Ordem

Curitiba, November 13, 2016 Another cool day.  Eliane drove us to the Feira do Largo da Ordem downtown – Carlos didn’t go with us because he hates crowds. And crowded it was! This feira is a crafts market which takes place every Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm, with well-made craft items, some beautiful, […]

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Curitiba’s Historic District

November 12, 2016 Our plan today was to walk around the Setor Histórico downtown.  Although it was cool, rain was no longer in the forecast. First we stopped at Clube Curitibano, which I wrote about in another post. Leaving the Clube Curitibano property, we walked through a plaza of white and black mosaic tiles, lined […]

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