Friday I left the beautiful city of Cuzco to head to the town of Urubamba in the heart of the Valle Sagrada (Sacred Valley). On the way there we stopped by Awana Kancha, (The Palace of the Weaver), a live museum where a group of Andean people have come together to preserve the culture of weaving and textiles of the Peruvian Indigenas.
Then we got to feed these adorable animals! There were tons of them walking up and down the hills behind the museum.
After Awana Kancha we jumped back into the car and headed to Urubamba. This was the front of the adorable house we were going to stay in…
And this was the inside. There was a huge garden full of all sorts of flowers and fruit trees. And a small, very rustic looking kitchen and dining room set outside.
A well known characteristic of Urubamba is the street market. I have never seen so many vegetables, fruits, meats and toys in one spot. There were so many people doing their grocery shopping while kids ran around, hiding under the food crates or playing with the dogs and cats that lurked about.
As I walked around and tried to take it all in I couldn’t help but find myself deeply drawn to photographing the people. There were people who seemed to love talking about their produce and others that just seemed to be going through the motions, daydreaming.
(I couldn’t help but photograph these little girls playing tag while covering their eyes with lettuce.)