PhotoPOSTcard: Waiting to Make a Dollar in Cartagena

The palenqueras of Cartagena  Рblack women in bright costumes with baskets of fruit on their head Рhave become a colorful national symbol for their country. All around the old town of Cartagena, I saw these women waiting to have their photos taken in exchange for a tip. Once they saw a potential opportunity, they would put the bowls of fruit on their head, flare their skirts and give a huge smile Рand then reach out for the expected dollars.

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