Day 152 – December 21, 2011
Modern life is this week’s theme from Photo Friday and I think I have a good representation of this idea.
On this December, my lovely wife and I travelled to our children’s School to attend a holiday concert.
When my parents were at a school concert and their parents wanted to record their performance for posterity, they had to use either 8mm film cameras or bulky audio tape recorders.
When I was in high school working the boards in the drama department, my parents had video camera at their disposal to record my acting prowess.
When my kids were younger, our family used digital cameras to record and remember all their darling off-key singing.
This is what parents use these days…
Truly fascinating how far technology has come around, but the concept is still the same. Proud parents (blocking the view of other parents) trying to capture forever their kids as kids before they grow up.
Day 158 – December 27, 2011
“Quiet” is the theme from Photo Friday.
This week’s challenge had a higher degree of difficulty as Peru’s capital city, Lima, is rarely quiet.
In one area of the site, visitors can climb up a small hill and look ut over the scenery. Because it is such an open space, all voices from the grassy floor below are carried away by the wind leaving you above the people in near silence.
Day 150 – December 19, 2011
From Photo Friday, the theme this week for their weekly photo submission event is “summer colors“.
Normally, living as I once did in the United States, summer means the months of June, July, and August. However, residing here in the Southern Hemisphere now means that summer (or verano for those of you with a handle of the Spanish language) encompasses the months of December, January, and February.
This also means that Christmas falls during the summer, which means that for this theme from Photo Friday, I can offer up this colorful Nativity Scene seen in the Inka Market.
Just in case you’re wondering, like I was, where the baby is in this scene, I was told by locals who know these things that owners of Nativity scenes do not place the baby Jesus in its cradle until the 24th of December.
Day 356 – July 12, 2012
Allow me to play a bit of catch-up as I answer Photo Friday’s challenge of three weeks ago that had “youngster” as its main thesis.
While back in the States, I took the time to wander around the National Mall. After strolling around in the 95-(and more)degree heat, I took a rest on a bench. With camera in hand, I took to capturing the scenes that flitted around me on this fine Thursday (albeit hot and humid) day.
Below is one such moment.
I do so love the look of intensity/curiosity on the boy’s face as he examines his avian neighbor.
Day 213 – February 20, 2012
Since I have no sense of fashion, I offer up for this challenge the sartorial styling of the Yagua people of the Peruvian portion of the Amazon jungle.
If anyone feels the urge to make a snarky comment about a man in a skirt, you should know these folks are dead-shots with their blow gun darts…and those little darts hurt.
Day 322 – June 8, 2012
So, with the geometric shape of the circle in mind, I give you all the coins in the Peruvian currency toolset…
Missing from this monetary family album is the one-centimo coin, which can be found here.
Day 154 & 155 – December 23 & 24, 2011
After landing at the airport in Cusco, passengers walking to the terminal to retrieve their luggage are greeted by a mural.
Parts of the city of Cusco are filled with streets so narrow that only one car can barely squeeze through and it takes about four steps to walk across the street.
In contrast, the Plaza de Armas in Cusco has plenty of room to walk around…
…until you walk up one of the side streets radiating off the Plaza de Armas and wind up in a traffic jam. At least, the food is yummy and smells great to boot.
I don’t know if some travel website or magazine offers awards for the best cities to walk in, but I nominate Cusco, Peru.