The bustling busy Chinchero Market… trinkets, treasures, gem stones, jumpers, beanies, fruit stacked in balancing towers, vegetables, weavings and baskets and everything else you can think of… women in traditional dress and well worn hard working farming clothes… tourists and locals and kids buying fairy floss… a traditional wedding in the historic old church up the hill… cool crisp short sharp breaths, warm bright sunshine and a chilly breeze direct from the snow capped mountains in the distance… steep stairs up big breathless hills… haircuts on chairs at the front entrance… traditional toilets for the locals, and unsuspecting tourists that didn’t know there were also regular loos at the other end of the market… babes on backs wrapped in woven patterns significant to their heritage… ancient stone terraces… traditional ways with fibers… happy knitters knitting the finest yarn into the most intricate patterns that represent history and stories gone by… flags and flimsy looking but somehow stable constructions ready for a big celebration… and so much more…
Chinchero Market, Peru, September 2014.
There is a great deal to love about Chinchero Market… and in honour of this being my very last ‘dear monday’ I thought I’d share a few more photos with you. Some of these may have appeared before on the blog or on my Instagram but I’ve picked them as a collection today so you can pick up on the vibe of the beautiful traditional Chinchero Market… Thanks for all the visits to my year of ‘dear mondays’ it’s been a lovely to way to welcome in the new week and share some photos with you, plus it gave me a wonderful opportunity to relive an amazing year of travel I enjoyed in 2014. Peace Love & Harmony to you x
What? Greeting Mondays with gratitude and memories of dreams come true.
How? Sharing a favourite 2014 holiday photo every Monday in 2015.
Why? Cos I don’t like Mondays so I’m going to fight them with sweet moments.
You? Feel free to join in #dearmonday2015 (leave a link in the comments below so we can see it!)
See? You can see other dear mondays here
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