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Chichicatenango is a small and stucco-white town, lying on the crests of mountaintops at an altitude of 1,965 meters. It is located about 140 km and 2-3 hours drive northwest of Guatemala City and is home to what is surely the most colorful native market in North and Central America, perhaps in all America.
The famous handicraft market of Chichicastenango draws not only the K'iche' Maya of the surrounding region, but vendors from all over Guatemala. They represent many of Guatemala's linguistic groups such as Mam, Ixil, Kaqchikel and others, each hawking his or her products in a riotous cacophony of color, dialects and costumes, smoke, and smells. This town in the mountains of El Quichι has been, since pre-Hispanic times, one of the largest trading centers in the Maya area.
I took that pic on the step of San Tomΰs Church, in the middle of the crouded market.
All in that image is static, the time was stopped, and all are waiting for something.
I like that pic also for the boy in the middle.
he's completely in contrast with the rest of the image: all people were looking around, all were dressed with typical Maya clothes...

At home we have a 120cmx80cm poster of that pic.
Scanned image.

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