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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Weekly Photo Challenge: Community

I looked at several of the posts for this challenge and realized that community can mean different things. It can be a small community of people who live and work together to farm, cook and weave. In Peru, I visited a rural community called Isca Pataza. In this photo, the community of women enjoy each […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

Grand – what does it mean? In Spanish, the cognate is “grande”, which means big. However, “Grand” means more than just big: to me, it means majestic, awesome, breath-taking. In my travels, I have seen many places, both man-made and natural, that I would consider “Grand.”  Here are just a few of them: By far […]

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Peru Journal: Taquile Island

July 4, 2008 (continued) Our next destination on Lake Titicaca was Taquile Island. We got there by motorboat, after our visit to the Uros Islands. Taquile is quite a contrast to Uros – first of all, it’s a real island, not floating, and it is quite rocky and steep. The people on Taquile speak Quechua, […]

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