Where are our lands?

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I saw this photograph but it wasn’t feel as I saw it so I applied one of those free filters of Flickr. Some adjustements more and I think it express better the trip. This is a girl from my own race and culture, but in a touristic place… So she is using a party dress in a normal one.

I feel fortunate to have grown up in my native town, focused in commerce and not tourism; in the latter I would asking you “one dollar” and that would be my only English and I would using clothes with bright colors just because, you know, tourists want something authentic. :S

24 thoughts on “Where are our lands?

  1. When I travel I like to see authentic people and places, but not ‘made for tourists’f. I don’t want people to ‘dress up’, just be them selves really.

    1. Tourists mostly are not atracted by real authenticity. Usually they write how “the modern life” has ruined the people. Usually is an unconscious worship of poverty.

  2. oh i love to see locals in their garb.i also like to eat their food too :)
    beautiful colors Francis.. u know i never use flickr’s filters.
    have a great week

    1. That’s a complicated issue, because in our modern world we also use jeans and eat sometimes a pizza. In Scotland for example I couldn’t ask people to use only kilts. I am afraid that is impossible to use only local traditions without being attached to a strict religion (as do Quakers, some Muslims or Indian cultures)
      Thank you for the compliments, I knew you process your photographs to get your colors (I think perhas HDR?) but I was sure it wasn’t the Flickr ones, they are very limited. ^-^
      Great week ahead, as well. : )

  3. The water has a nice color. Those fine ripples near the boat.. seem to be painted. And the girl looks a little bit.. sad? Or maybe tired. Well, yes, tourism does have its minuses, tourists sometimes overlooking the ..genuineness of a place and its people in search for the.. spectacular (as you said bright colors and striking features.. hm, too bad, when there’s so much beauty in things ..as they are). This post of yours is really suggestive, when you come to think of it. :) Photo and message.

    1. She is bored. It’s because she is working instead of playing. As any kid would be. :-)
      Lake Titicaca is a fantastic place, Nicol. Thank you. ^_^

    1. Yes, I think it’s a problem from both sides: what the typical tourist asks and what the extremes the native dare to go to satisfy that tourist. :P

    1. I loved that too! It would be a wonderful register of your time here. But also I am happy because that means you had a funny trip and no moment to take pictures. ^_^

  4. This picture makes me sad. These days, there is no tourism. I had a job in tourism. Nothing thrilling, but it was a job. Now it is gone forever. I feel so sorry for people who live in the countries where the tourism is the main source of income.

    1. I feel sorry for them too. I hope governments and intelligent people gets solutions fast. For now people is looking for alternatives. Wishing you well, dear Inese : )

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