13 July 2012
Now for a dose of heritage and modernity:

Feast Day at Tiahuanaco, Bolivia (postcard from 1910) 


Feast Day at Tiwanaku, Bolivia (photograph from 2005)

The first is on sale on ebay and I long to buy it. I won't (since I won't buy from ebay); but the tone of the shot is so remarkably familiar. The masks. The dudes milling about. The chance to start dancing/drinking/rockin a zampoƱa at any moment. It is the same place. Heck, chances are these were taken within a few meters of the same spot.

Very interesting juxtaposition, and I must say I love those bowler hats! Are the 2005 celebrants in front of a vet's office in the plaza of an open market?