the most fascinating characters in all of South America

“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!

5 thoughts on “the most fascinating characters in all of South America

  1. neither. or both, if you will..
    then again, travel is so easy nowadays, that no place is ‘undiscovered’ any more
    ahh, to live back in the time of explorers..

  2. Is it that we appreciate authenticity because it is remote and unknown, or because it has not been discovered yet?

  3. Darling,
    U R the most desirable GODDESS in existence!

    Have I ever told you I ADORED U?
    Maybe not.

    Well, I won’t say it…I’ll wait for a quiet moo-ment…
    on a slow boat in China…floating blissfully om the Li River…
    under the hills of GUILIN….with a fool moon alighting the velvet night…

    love ya…
    chocks awaaaay…
    Tonto rides The Lone Stranger…
    Grey Cloud

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