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Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

Taps taps: Gaily coloured buses used in Haiti as a form of public transportation. The literal translation is “quick quick”. They may also be called camionettes. Makes for an exciting, though not necessarily totally safe ride!
Haitian Tap tap
Haitian Tap tap
Tap tap - take 2!
Tap tap – take 2!

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The Streets of Port-au-Prince

Welcome to the streets of Haiti. These are shots I captured at random times of day in random spots around Port-au-Prince. This is a bustling city where commerce comes in all shapes and sizes. These are enterprising people. Each has a story to tell. Each story might reflect a deep, abiding love for a land that was once a land of the free, but now painted as the land of the forgotten. I’ll let the camera do the talking, but I hope by the end of this post you’ll figure out that there is more to Haiti than meets the eye…or ears…or news. Enjoy.

Haiti from above. I took this through the window of a plane ride that took me over Hispanola last weekend. The brown is overwhelming, the green is almost in hiding...
Haiti from above. I took this through the window of a plane ride that took me over Hispanola last weekend. The brown is overwhelming, the green is almost in hiding…
A view from the hill top. A beautiful sunset over Port au Prince.
A view from the hill top. A beautiful sunset over Port- au- Prince.
A busy day in Port-au-Prince.
A busy day in Port-au-Prince.
Carrots for sale
Carrots for sale
A roadside conversation over chicken
A roadside conversation over chicken
Fun, interesting ride in a Tap tap!
Fun, interesting ride in a Tap tap!
The Haitian Christmas swag :)
The Haitian Christmas swag 🙂

 

On one particular afternoon during a quick ride to the supermarket, this song happened to be blaring on the radio. So imagine me clicking away on the camera, listening to conversations in Haitian Creole and humming away to the Spanish bachata lyrics 🙂 Cultural fusion indeed!

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