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Back In La Paz   Leave a comment

La Casona Hotel-5-72.jpgLa Casona Hotel

Downtown La Paz-72.jpgDowntown La Paz

La Casona Hotel-3-72.jpgDowntown La Paz

BoliviaDowntown La Paz — Images by kenne

Back In La Paz

An early morning
Streets still damp from a shower
In downtown La Paz.

Our stay will be short
Quick trip to Titicaca
Before flying home.

— kenne

 

Great Black Hawk — Madidi National Park   3 comments

Great Black Hawk-72.jpgGreat Black Hawk (Madidi National Park) — Image by kenne

Rafting on the Tuichi River in the Madidi National Park is not the best way to
photograph birds high in the jungle trees, but sometimes I was able to capture one.
When I first saw this guy at a distance, I thought he was a vulture. However,
zooming in it was clear the bird was a hawk, a great black hawk.

— kenne

River Of Memories   Leave a comment

River of Memories-Art-72.jpgRiver of Memories — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Rough and red — the River,
Sometimes bleak and alone,
Not even another lone raft.
Long pole in hand touching bottom
Following the current over rocks
Steering clear of big boulders
Followed by silent moments — 
Spirits enlighten of itself.

— kenne

“Chola,” Yes Yes!   Leave a comment

Cholitas Woman III-Edit-3-art-72.jpg“Chola, Yes Yes!” — Photo-Artistry by kenne

For many years the indigenous Aymara and Quechua women (cholitas), who can be easily identified by their distinctive, elegant outfits, were refused entry to certain restaurants, taxis, public buses and city plazas. The women were told, “Chola, no no!” But, not any longer. In the standard dress of a heavy multi-layered skirt with petticoats, long shawl, precariously perched bowler hat, jewelry and little flat pumps they are now common in the streets of La Paz.

Since the beginning of this century, a gradual rise of grassroots movements rural peasant groups in Bolivia culminated in the 2005 election of the country’s first indigenous president, Evo Morales, who has been credited with the country’s ongoing transformation.

— kenne

Bearded Penstemon Wildflower   Leave a comment

Meadow Triail Hike 07-23-12 37 - 2012-07-23 at 09-28-07 Bearded Penstenon-72.jpg“Bye-Bye” (Bearded Penstemon, Mt Lemmon) — Image by kenne

“The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye,
the story of love is hello and goodbye…until we meet again” 

― Jimi Hendrix

Cholitas Woman Painting   Leave a comment

BoliviaCholitas Woman — Photo-Artistry by kenne

It was only a couple of decades ago Bolivia’s “cholitas” were stereotyped and
discriminated against, now riding the crest of a resurgence that has seen them
transform from being “maids of the middle classes” to having real clout in the
economic, political and fashion worlds.

— kenne

 

Not Just Another Sunset   Leave a comment

Not Just Another Sunset-72.jpgNot Just Another Sunset — Image by kenne

Silence is a source of great strength.

— Lao Tzu

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