Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Central America Highway 1

This lady with her son is drying beans on the street

it's the Pan Americana or Central America Highway 1

not busy with traffic, but with lots of people at work

in El Salvador, November 2009
This was on our way by car (the red one) from Canada to Panama, somewhere between Santa Tecla and San Miguel.

The letter for todays ABC Wednesday is S. It's the street which is used in a different way.


photowannabe said...

That is very unique. I guess that is using what ever is available.

Roger Owen Green said...

seems like a difficult existence
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Leslie: said...

Does anyone ever run over the beans? Or do they respect the farmers?

abcw team

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

Wow-that is really interesting-drying beans by the roadside. Just think of all the exhaust fumes that landed on their food source. The pitfalls of Western Civilization, for sure!

Ann said...

They must be very resourceful people. I can't imagine how hard this must be dogging all the motorists.
Thanks for your visit-Ann

Annie said...

So interesting! Those beans are such a beautiful shade of red.

Unknown said...

i thought this practice is unique to the Philippines.:p this is a familiar scene in our rural areas here, too.:p

Black Jack's Carol said...

What a fascinating (and Sobering) glimpse of life in El Salvador. Luna's comment that the Scene is also a familiar one to the Philippines Struck me as well. Thank you!

Carola said...

Thanks for all your comments.
There is very less traffic. And the cars do respect the farmers.
@Luna Miranda: I'm sometimes surprised to find things so simillar in different poor parts of the world. For examples the small shops and unfinished houses in Central America or in Asia.

Carver said...

Interesting post and great shots. Carver ABC-Wed. Team