Cultural Continuity
McGovern1927Kalasasaya

Now for a dose of heritage and modernity:

Feast Day at Tiahuanaco, Bolivia (postcard from 1910)

Feast Day at Tiahuanaco, Bolivia (postcard from 1910)

Feast Day at Tiwanaku, Bolivia (photograph from 2005)

Feast Day at Tiwanaku, Bolivia (photograph from 2005)

The first is on sale on ebay and I long to buy it. I won’t (since I won’t buy from ebay); but the tone of the shot is so remarkably familiar. The masks. The dudes milling about. The chance to start dancing/drinking/rockin a zampoƱa at any moment. It is the same place. Heck, chances are these were taken within a few meters of the same spot.

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