I had intended to stay in today, get caught up. Rest a little. But, at four o’clock, I decided I’d better get some exercise. Took a walk over to the Mercado. Things were really quiet there today. Lots of photo ops. I ended up wandering around in the market, getting lots of shots. Very relaxed. Went out behind the market for a few shots of the chicken buses, then headed back to my apartment.

At five, I was half a block from home when I encountered a roadblock. Along came a huge funeral procession on motorcycles, motor bikes, and scooters. Obviously one of their own had died. I fell in line with the walking part of the crowd and followed them to the Funerales Reforma Private Cemetery where the riders lined up on both sides of the street, revving their engines in salute as the casket was carried overhead into the cemetery.

Uh oh, I just got busy researching the name of the cemetery and missed my midnight deadline for publishing this post. Nope, I didn’t turn into a pumpkin. It just means that there will be no entry showing for Tuesday, with two listed for Wednesday. As if that matters a whole lot to anyone but me.. Anyway…

I got back to my apartment around six or six thirty and checked the pedometer on my iPhone. Turns out I had walked 2.7 miles. I had also taken 521 photographs, a surprisingly large number of which, around six percent, show some promise. A few, like the one above, will show up here, others on Instagram or on johnfarnsworthphotographer.com. See you there?

Hasta luego

2 thoughts on “Mama’s Little Helper

  1. Very interesting day. I can’t help but smile at your amazing passion for street photography and the opportunity to peak into the lives that most of us no noting about.

  2. You always show pictures that really have special meanings. The little girl helping her mother shows how much she is loved.

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