have condor

Have condor, will travel.

A condor from the witch’s market in La Paz to guarantee safe travel.

Packed and ready to be on the move again, condor good luck charm "in hand".

Packed and ready to be on the move again, condor good luck charm “in hand”.



the open road

clear sailing…. perfect weather, wonderful scenery, no traffic, great company, good music, and snacks.  Who could ask for anything more?

edgar the blue monster is sitting

finally!  my turn at the wheel!

with thanks to Henrry for his photographic skills


my niche

Life does not end, it just changes form.

edgar_cemetery.jpg Edgar is in an empty niche on a wall in a cemetery in Sucre Bolivia.  He is surrounded by graves that are full, and that objects left in them as a memorial to the person buried there.

What would I want you to put by my grave? Flowers, beautiful but temporary?  What momentos of my life?  Perhaps it’s the fact that someone cares enough to visit the cemetery, and not what they leave beside my grave, that is important.  With a little luck, I still have time to ponder this.

May goodness and mercy follow you all the days of your life.
And may all your deaths be allegorical.

a cemetery wall containing many interments.  The wall is 5 graves high, and more than 15 graves long.  Each grave has a niche in the wall, most of which are covered with glass and almost all of them contain ornaments and/or flowers as memorials.

one of the walls in the cemetery, Sucre Bolivia