Today’s Pic du Jour, the blog’s 500th (!!!) straight. And with a few hours to spare. I think I’ll now go out and get a cigarette and piece of gum to celebrate. 🙂 Both the milestone and prepping the site’s new theme. Do you like the new look? I do too; I think I’ll be keeping this one for a while.
Many indigenous women in Ecuador were hesitant when I would flash my camera, but not this woman vending here wares on calle Juan Leon Mera behind one of the larger traditional markets, along the margins of the Marcha de las Putas Slutwalk demonstration in Quito in March. She even straightened slightly as she looked me directly in the eye. But she refused to smile. Even after I bought a few packs of gum and showed her the photo.