Saquisili: Thursday Market

Saquisili

Ecuador

Pop 9296  Elev 2940m

October 10, 2013

My Dear Fellow Shoppers,

Who can resist a local market?  I can’t. 

Just outside Latacunga, the Saquisili Thursday market provides a morning’s entertainment.

Local food.  Local clothing.  Local tools.  Local art. (I bought a Tiagua painting.)

A line of tailors make on-the-spot repairs and alterations as they foot-pump their ancient Singer sewing machines.

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In this part of the world, indigenous Indians are superstitious and shy.  Normally they refuse to be photographed.  Folks in Saquisili are no exception.  With one small difference.  A small “offering” is graciously appreciated and permission is granted to shoot a portrait.

The small town itself is unremarkable.  But lucky me.  In the main plaza, I happened upon a rehearsal for a beauty contest!

Local music too. I bought a CD. 

 

Check out my music video of the Saquisili market.  Also two videos of music from the big city of Latacunga (pop 87,417).

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