Day 345 - Turtle Girl

Turtle Girl

This photo has a nice story. I went for a fairly long walk through Coyoacan looking for something to photograph for today's photo. I walked and walked and found nothing. So I sat down on a bench to have a sip of coke, and this girl appeared from nowhere and sat down on a step outside the main church in the town. I snapped. A minute later she got up and walked over to me, trying to sell some junk in a box. It turned out the 'junk' was a load of little painted wooden turtles - my favourite thing! She wanted five pesos. I gave her ten pesos. Five for the turtle, and five for the photo she'll never know I took.

Gary Denness