This is in response to the weekly Photo Challenge: Fun. Woohoo!
Just about everything is broken in Haiti. Consequently, children fashion toys and activities out of whatever broken items are lying around, stuff most of us would throw away. This little guy used the stick to make the hoop roll along as he ran. Here, he was taking a break, resting on his giant floppy sandals.
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Blur.” I usually throw out the blurry pix because they’re not blurry on purpose, just bad camera settings. But a little blur gives a great sense of action or takes your eye to the background or the foreground of the picture as in these photos of kids playing in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.
Jemaa el Fna, the main square in Marrakesh, Morocco becomes a sea of humanity when snake charmers, musicians, henna tattoo artists, food vendors and crowds of shoppers and diners converge on the square around sunset.
The challenge: share your take on the idea of room.
This is certainly different than my typical idea of a room, but when you travel, you see how other people live and adapt to their environment and begin to broaden your definition of, for example, what constitutes a room. In this case, a nomadic family of Berbers in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco uses a series of adjoining caves as rooms to suit different purposes. Here, they cook (notice the ceiling blackened by cooking fires), weave rugs and entertain guests like us with a glass or two of mint tea. They use other “rooms” for sleeping and for keeping animals. Later in the season, the family will move their belongings and their flock of sheep to another grazing area.
With his crazy mismatched eyes, this Husky looks a little threatening, like he’s about to pounce and make a tasty dinner of you. Instead, he was just hanging out on the roof of a building in San Andres Xecul, in the highlands of Guatemala, very curious, watching us gringos go by. For more on my bike trip there, see my previous post, Poco a Poco.