Basically every time you’re in Cuso, there is a big parade going on. The last time I was there, we were just randomly walking down Av. El Sol when this huge parade broke out. It was nice because we didn’t have anything else to do so we just stood and watched it, but I didn’t have my camera with me so I took some shots with my cell phone which, predictably, turned out terrible.
The pictures in this article are from a parade that went around the Plaza de Armas on a different occasion. I suppose that if you’re a child growing up in Cusco, you must grow to hate walking around the Plaza de Armas in a parade since you have to do it all the time. Although maybe that’s not the case, maybe it’s always a thrill.
Anyway, it’s always fun to see the bright colors of the clothing in events like this. I always thought it interesting how people who lived up in the hills were able to achieve such bright, vibrant colors. You actually see it a lot, even in semi-legitimate, less touristy places (although when you get way out there, people are usually garbed in blues and blacks).
Here’s a couple more photos:
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