Monday, June 15, 2009

An open air market in Quito

Each Friday and Saturday, fruits, vegetables, and animals some walking, some otherwise are sale for barter in the open market place. We shopped for the orphanage on Saturday.. buying such things are 1oo lbs of potatoes, 75 lbs yuca, 30 lbs tomatoes, and on and on. Some of the group speak spanish, but not all... so we needed interpretation on the shopping list. The armed guard Alfredo helped us with names we didn't understand.

This marketplace goes on and on and on.

There is both beauty and sadness all around.

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