A young Indian child at the Embera Village, Panama is focused on something while tightly clutching a few dollar bills
Children at the Embera Indian Village, Panama in the middle of negotiations at an early age!
As one can expect, a visit to the Embera village in Panama means buying the handicrafts made by the residents. A different image of the Indians in colorful costumes selling their wares to tourists.
Many rural railroad crossings don’t have gates. A village woman carrying a pot of water is totally oblivious to the approaching train but the driver is alert for such people.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 56,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 21 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
This is less about photography and more about a fascinating history of culture.
The Jivaro clan who lived deep in the Ecuadorian, and neighboring Peruvian Amazon. were known for the ancient practice of shrinking human heads. Most Jivaro Indians considered any victory over the enemy as incomplete if they were unable to return without one or more enemy heads as trophies. More importantly, the reason behind shrinking the heads was to paralyze the spirit of the enemy attached to the head so that it cannot escape and take revenge upon the murderer.
The above composite panorama shot at the Inti Nan Museum outside Quito depicts the process of shrinking the heads.
It has been just about one year since I started this blog. It is a lot of fun and I have shared images from all over the world with you and received many comments. I am grateful that since inception the following milestones were reached:
- Published 375 images
- Currently have 1,006 followers
- Over 46,700 page views from people in 158 countries of the world
- Recorded more than 1,800 comments
- Have over 2,000 likes on posts
None of this would be possible without your support and encouragement. I am very thankful to all of you and hope that you will continue to enjoy my images and provide comments.
With deep gratitude,