A shot of the famous Market from the Stairs of the Chichicastenengo Church.
Chichicastenango is a village of the region of Quiché in Guatemala. Its very livened up market, for which the People of the region come by far, takes place on Thursday and Sundays. The quichés of the region come down from their mountains to sell some corn, beans, to buy a hen or a little meat. Besides the traditional market of foods and objects of the everyday life, there is a market of small business colored crafts with a lot of masks and statuettes.
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KateinDenmark (1634) 2010-07-04 12:23
Nice note and interesting photo. One has to wonder what these are used for and what has inspired the artisan. I think I would have cropped the photo a bit more so that the people on the left and the church and shelters were not included. These are great masks which deserve all of our attention. This is a good photo.
baclama (17467) 2010-07-04 12:39
j'imagine que chaque masque a une utilité, une signification.....?
des couleurs tres mayas....
bonne soirée, bonne semaine, bon mois...
bukitgolfb301 (35000) 2010-07-04 16:20
Hi my dear Vincent
Guatemala is my potential next destination!
A little close up is better I thinks but anyway,thanks for your sharing and have a good week!
Best regards from muggy unpleasant Tokyo,
lacroux (4562) 2010-07-04 22:03
Un petit tour sur TE avant mon départ pour Istanboul.
Cela me rappelle de bons souvenirs de ce pays merveilleusement coloré et de ce marché complètement surréaliste.
abmdsudi (41434) 2010-07-04 23:16
it must be vy lively market, plenty of local ambient. really nice image full of masks of various shapes, sizes and colorful too. good quality scan despite the age. good management of exposure, contrast and good compostion. plenty of masks to choose from! all sharply capture in great detail, excellent. Useful note and informative. Congrats. tfs.
riclopes (35577) 2010-07-05 2:57
Olá Vincent, fantastic display but there's too much offer here ;-) I love masks and for what I see, I couldn't choose just one...Excellent framing, wonderful pattern. Good that you left space around for context. I like to see local people giving life to the artwork.
Longroute (19394) 2010-07-05 3:46
your gallery is full with fine and interesting pictures from all over the world which bring us the perfume of those distant places... and this one is a good example, showing a very characteristic market and an incredible collection of masks!
Quite well framed and captured, colourful and rich in details.
Merci pour le partage,
gildasjan (41214) 2010-07-05 7:55
Une bonne partition de couleurs entre le bleu et toutes ces couleurs chaudes.Un très bon rendu pour cette image argentique.
emka (75373) 2010-07-05 23:16
Chichicastenango market - I also was there but in the non-digital era and I have no photos. Haha, so many colourful wooden masks, one such mask hangs on my wall :). were you there o n market day on Su nday? Wonderful experience. And the em broidery, like on the women dresses, are the most beautiful in the world. beautiful composition, well done. Thanks for sharing
mjdundee (4663) 2010-07-08 12:11
well framed with an interesting note. Are U sure its only masks hanging here?!?
Wasn't there a tourist missing some months ago?;-)
- OK - I AM joking!
yeln (11504) 2010-07-09 6:14
first of all - good shoot! beautiful presentation of culture of Guatemala and their masks. We are very happy when we have them. hang in almost every home. excellent color and presentation, a good design.
sorry, now i see, that i am out of daily limit, but i will be back to comment
Leconte (5795) 2010-07-10 1:48
impressionnant mur de masques, des couleurs éclatantes, très interessante scène de la vie quotidiennne, belle ambiance,
patdeph (35748) 2010-07-12 6:42
excellente scène de marché!J'adore ce mur de masques aux merveilleuses couleurs dans lequel les personnages se confondent presque!Pour un impact encore plus fort,j'aurais bien vu un cadrage plus serré,éliminant toute la partie supérieure au-dessus de cet étalage de masuqes!