I saw a post on Peru with all black and white photos and decided to do a contrast. The post entitled, “Peru: The People You Meet”. The photographer did a wonderful job of capturing their souls in their faces, but to capture their colorful clothes you must have color. We made the trip, and below are some of our color photos as a contrast to those in black and white. The post on Peru: The People You Meet is here. Many are of the same places.
Below they showed us how they dyed their yarns.
The children liked to help and are taught very young.
Then we went to see how the Lake Titicaca island people lived. We first went to their kindergarten. The children sang us a song; and then they wanted us to sing to them, so we sang “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” They thought we were funny.
She was precious!
…and we were enthralled with their playground equipment. Everything, including their floating islands were made out of reeds.
The adults dressed as colorfully as the children.
Back on the mainland, we passed this girl walking between villages. She was carrying her baby on her back wrapped in a woolen blanket and tied to her.
This young boy’s mother asked us if we would like to have our picture taken with her son. Chuck took the pic, but after seeing this photo I’m not so sure her son really wanted his picture taken. You can see the city of Cusco in the distance below.
I’m not sure Mr. Llama liked having his picture taken either. He’s saying, “Does this lady not understand personal space!”