This is my entry for the Which Way Photo Challenge, by Alive and Trekking.
I took this photo at the “Museo del Barro” (Clay Museum), which is located in Asunción, Paraguay. In this place you can find crafts corresponding to Mestizo, Indigenous and Popular Art productions from the 17th century onwards, These works include wood carvings, fabrics, lace, ceramics and goldsmiths.
The heritage of the Museum consists of more than 4,000 pieces, including a collection of 300 pieces of pre-Columbian pottery from all over the Americas.
This is my entry for the Which Way Photo Challenge, by sonofabeach96
Sonofabeach96 explains: “This Which Way challenge is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, steps, signs, etc. we move from one place to another on. You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride on them, as long as the specific way is visible. Any angle of a bridge is acceptable as are any signs.
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When I visited Paraguay, I decided to go to the City of Caacupé, because it is a place that Paraguayans use to talk about as an important place for them.
In the City of Caacupe, is located the sanctuary of the Virgin of Caacupe, which is the white building with the black dome located in these photos. It is a pilgrimage place.
December 8, is the day of the celebration of the Virgin, although the festivities start nine days before. An anecdote about this date that our guide told us is that the traffic that goes to Caacupé from the surrounding places, including the Capital City of Asuncion, stops completely and it is very difficult to pass for various hours, because there are hundreds of people walking to the church, not only on the sidewalks but also on the highways. So it is not recommended to pass over there by car on those dates.
All these paraguayan religious figures belong to the museum “Casa de la Independencia” (Independence House), located in Asuncion, Paraguay. If you want to know more about the museum of colonial architecture click on the link.
When I took this photo at the City of Luque, Paraguay was celebrating the 200 Aniversary of their Independence, for that reason the church was iluminated with the colors of Paraguay’s flag. Although the colors are red, blue and white, I guess the purple color was a reflection of the red and blue colors combination.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime
During my travel to South America, while crossing by car the International Bridge “Puente de la Amistad”, or Friendship’s Bridge, I saw some very curious taxis. The MOTO TAXI.
The “Puente de la Amistad” is located over the Parana river, and it communicates the Cities of Foz do Iguaçu, in Brazil, and Ciudad del Este, in Paraguay. In this area is located what is known as the “Triple Frontera”, or Triple Frontier, because the Countries of Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil contact here.
Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, is known for being a free trade zone, so a lot of people from Brazil, Argentina and other cities of Paraguay visit this City to go shopping. A friend that lives in Paraguay since three years ago, told me that some people from Brazil and Paraguay usually cross the Friendship’s Bridge by foot to go shopping or to do other activities, and they go back to their Cities in the same day, sometimes using the Moto Taxi. So we saw some people on the moto taxi sitting behind the driver, carrying big bags of merchandise at the sides. The curious situation is that they use these moto taxis only to cross the bridge, the moto taxis don’t drive further.
You can see narrow lanes for the moto taxis located along the Friendship’s Bridge, aside of the car lanes.