Saturday, February 11, 2012

Otavalo Saturday market

The animal market opens at 8 a.m. We went there first. It was very crowded. Many of the animals were angry or afraid. Some of it was hard to look at. I can see why people become vegetarians.

The Otavalo Saturday market was a walk away. I bought a hat and bread and sweetbreads and some Fair Trade woven items.

Here's my pictorial essay for the day.











10 comments:

DJan said...

Oh, great pictures! I see what you mean about the animals, though. Almost as if they knew their fate. Love the people pictures. What a fine vacation you are having!

rosaria said...

Yes, if you have to do the butchering and dressing, of course you'd give up and become vegetarian.
This is quite an eye opening vacation.

Ms Sparrow said...

After all the pet guinea pigs my kids had over the years, it's really hard to think of them as food! I remember their squeals from the basement every time I'd open the refrigerator door. It's sad to see the animals treated like that.

Retired English Teacher said...

Wonderful. Just wonderful. I love the people photos too.

Linda Reeder said...

I'm having a little trouble with guinea pigs as food too.
So, did you buy a chicken???

#1Nana said...

That was one thing I enjoyed when we came back to the US after two years in the Peace Corp...buying meat in nicely wrapped plastic packages. That was so much easier than visiting the "butcher" who killed a cow in the street every Wednesday and Saturday.

I love the pictures. It sounds like such a great trip. It is cold and wet here.

Out on the prairie said...

Some amazing shots, I like my meats already cut up.LOL

Deb Shucka said...

I just got caught up with your Ecuadorian adventure. What an amazing time you're having. The pictures are incredible. I wonder how you're being changed by this experience.

Arkansas Patti said...

I am a borderline vegetaian now, that market place would put me over the edge. Surely that dog wasn't considered food.
Your pictures are wonderful but a some of my envy of your trip has cooled.

viventura said...

Beautiful photographs of Otavalo and the famous market. Ecuador
has much culture is great