One A Day – 611 – Pascua

That first bite
The first bite

That Girl
That Girl

A maze of choices
A maze of choices

A vast array of goods - on display for a few hours and then - go
A vast array of goods – on display for few hours and then – gone.

Chance meetings with family
Chance meetings with family

Pick a Pair
Pick a Pair

Wide brim hat
Wide brim hat

Absorbing the colors and flavors of Mexico
Absorbing the colors and flavors of Mexico

  • Pascua
  • Cueramaro, Guanajuato, México
  • April 5, 2015
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Tianguis are a force in all of Mexico, but nowhere are they more important than in rural areas like Cueramaro, the strength they have in Mexico City not withstanding. They are in a sense the first popup markets, complete with restaurants, snacks, entertainment, and items for sale from all over the world. In Cueramaro, we have a tianguis every Sunday that breaks down in the afternoon, clearing the street behind the mercado and then setting up again and reopening every Monday. Without seeing it in action, it is hard to imagine the amount of work and time the vendors put out to bring their goods to market. But for a town at least an hour from modern shopping areas, this continues to be important as a way for people to access the fashion and foods of daily life.

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