Caller of Angels
Is the name of the hanging empty sugar cane trunks that when moved by the wind produced a soft kind of noise , people use to hang them at the entrance of houses, calling angels to protect them from bad spirits
It was common only in the North of Argentina and Paraguay, since some years ago, they are also seen at houses round Buenos Aires
Aregua, It is the capital of the Central Department
A village on the route to Ipakarai lake where locals and turist go because is well known by the variety of handcrafted pottery
Along La Candelaria avenue about 100 people today exhibit their products made with different techniques and styles, mainly of weekends
An estimated 1,200 people live directly or indirectly from the ceramics
The planters are ranked first in sales in ceramics., followed by pots of different sizes and models, amphoras used here as in old Greece , Rome, Egypt to keep fresh water, now a good decoration item and nativity figures that are well known and appreciated not only in Paraguay but in Argentina as well
Note Electrical wires are part of landscape in Paraguay
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lousat (67181) 2014-01-09 14:14
Hi Maria,very interesting things these work made by the sugar cane,a great opportunity to buy something of different for the tourist and to made a very nice pic like your,so full of details and colors,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
jcpix (8380) 2014-01-09 19:14
Bonsoir cher Maria,
Quite interesting, I had never heard of wind chimes made from sugar cane before. Wow, it is true...you really do learn something new every day! :) An informative note to accompany this photo, I really like the meaning behind the chimes, and it helps to better understand the culture and customs of places far from my little corner of the world. I would think it might be a bit much for the shopkeeper though to have all of these whistling at the same time during a wind storm!? jaja
Beautifully bright, colorful and full of detail all the way into the distance. This is a nice way to showcase the markets products and its relevant location on the street. Hope you bought one of these for yourself, it's a "sweet" way to enjoy their soft sounds. Enjoy the day ahead.
From the pasty side, friendly wishes,
fabbs99 (13519) 2014-01-09 22:09
Superb shot of the shop selling wooden decorative pieces.Good sharpness and lights .Keep sharing.TFS.
pajaran (44402) 2014-01-09 23:01
Interesantan i dobar tekst o mestu i cuvarima kuce ...
Dobar snimak i perspektiva, lepo pokazna pijaca, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazani cuvari kuce, lep suvenir za turiste.
Interesting and good article about the place and the housekeeper ...
Good shot and perspective, nice demonstration market, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice to displayed keepers of the house, a nice souvenir for tourists.
All the best.
abmdsudi (35378) 2014-01-09 23:40
A charming street scene with those variety of souvenirs to choose from that encapsulate the local flavour full of colours and interest around. You have chosen just about the perfect viewpoint with excellent leads putting this totally into perspective. They all combine to make a tasteful image, Congrats
Subhogen (3230) 2014-01-10 1:36
Good side on POV chosen to show us this shop selling wooden decorative door hangings. In India too we have these kind of shops selling local handicrafts specially in tourist places.
The composition is complete with the lovely bougainvillea tree and the beautiful blue sky in the BG. Thanks for sharing a good bright and colorful photo.
clic (13006) 2014-01-10 15:43
Derrière ce long étal de 'Callers of Angels' il doit y avoir beaucoup d'anges descendus du Paradis qui y prennent abri!!
Cricri (95455) 2014-01-11 1:35
Ah j'aime ce genre de magasin, surtout les "musique" en bois de bambous, une très jolie présentation pleine de détails et de couleurs
Miguel82 (16570) 2014-01-11 19:29
Many handicrafts products exposed in that shop nearby the road side Maria, the sun is coming on the items, I like the pinkish bougainvillea adding more colors to your capture, a brillant presentation, See you
Waylim (24360) 2014-01-13 14:30
That is a very cute story. I didn't know it meant anything the sould of wind chime. I thought it was just for the musical sound of it. and with different material the sound can be really different. Even with the same material, every one has a different sound to it. Lovely shot of all the wind chime in distpay. I love the use of natural material intead od metal.
Didi (52489) 2014-01-19 10:29
Belles couleurs estivales et intéressante perspective latérale
Le cadrage nécessitait un peu plus d'avant-plan, more foreground pour ne pas couper les objets des étalages
josepmarin (57073) 2014-01-27 5:41
tu descripción de esos elementos de caña y del uso que se les da tradicionalmente es una eficaz información que complementa esta bella imagen, en el auténtico espíritu de TE.
Una imagen con una bonita luz y unos colores muy bien definidos, naturales y vivos.
Me gusta el encuadre escogido, con unas diagonales que añaden un buen sentido de profundidad a la imagen así como una bonita perspectiva.
ourania (21500) 2014-02-05 10:07
Hola querida Maria,
I like very much these decorative items, in our windy part of the world they are a real delight. Those that I have at home are metallic, though. I didn't know their symbolic meaning, thought they were just for decoration and for the sound. A nice display, lovely presentation with warm light and colours. It's interesting how the long perspective ends with a daily life scene. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Angshu (53667) 2014-02-26 4:36
I go back to your Paraguay pictures...
Wind chimes are common in China as well and in Eastern Asia...they are made of bamboo & not hollow sugar canes...
Reminds me of the South American pan pipes - Zampona & Siku...they produce beautiful soft sounds...are they made from the same material?
A very nice picture here...very novel!