“The people that interest me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing…but burn, burn..”
The most fascinating characters in all of South America, and the most unsightly architecture: Otavalo, Ecuador.
Otavalo’s animal market, street fairs and farmer’s stalls bring out the surrounding peasants who bear the simplicity, sagacity and humbleness to the stand.
All the women and most men still wear traditional garments and full outfits. The days sometimes seemed like an elaborate movie production, in which the whole city participated. It still looks authentic and forgotten in time.
Even witnessed a scene straight out of Almodovar’s Volver. But more on that another time!