Just Click: Flags of September Give Way to Winds of October
There were many sights this past month that did not get captured for posterity. The reality is that sometimes it is a little too dangerous to pull out a phone to snap a pic. More often, however, it simply seems too rude to take a photo. I frequently identify something as odd or funny or extraordinary because it is culturally different from things I identify as "normal" in my native country. And, there are plenty of times when something stands out as photo-worthy to me and my Salvadoran friends as we travel the roads together...
|These little chicken trucks have suddenly appeared on the streets of San Salvador. The box part is built on the back of one of those 3-wheel taxis. When itturns a corner it looks like it will just topple over.|
|The bridge on the longitudinal highway is still under construction, a year|
after a flash flood wiped it out. So, that means...
|You have to drive on a dirt path through the river, unless it's raining. Then you just can't go this way.|
|Aces Hardware and a US Interstate logo advertising what I think is a specialty bakery featuring puddings and other treats. Borrowing USlogos is not uncommon.|
|Rice drying on the road. It is still in its husk.|
|Once dry, the rice is swept up and put into bags.|
|The rice is loaded on a truck and taken to the mill where the husks are removed.|
|There are so many odd things tied to the tops of cars and trucks...|
|Happy Civic Month! The torogoz is El Salvador's national bird.|