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We were coming back from the Machu Pichu, still bathed - so to say - in the strong emotion of that particular place. We were on a "collectivo" (this private buses that run with as much people as possible) to ride through the Urubamba valley, back to Cuzco, and I was sitting just next to the old lady, to her left - on the picture you can catch a glimpse of my friend Arno's neck... So. The lady was wearing her huge hat and eating ice cream. In Peru hats distinguish people from one family, or one valley, or one folk to another. Clothes do as well but the hat, man, the hat remains thy verrrry special mark. They were a group of them, ladies with the same bright white flat hat, devouring ice cream on the bus - well I am pretty sure they had no teeth left, like most peruvian people I've seen. I tried several times to make a satisfying shot of her without being unrespectful, wich basically means without plainly showing I was shooting, so I had a hard time framing the shot without even properly aiming. I finally had it just as she "gollumed" (swallowed) a huge piece of ice cream!

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    by tof, last updated 2004-06-25 04:51
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