Thursday, May 27, 2010

Contrasts




This is a crocodile head from the ruins in Honduras. His teeth are pretty good shape for being nearly 3,000 years old.

















This is a church we visited last week in Honduras that is associated with the orphanage we are helping. The church is Greek Orthodox but the founders are of Arab descent, so the murals are written in Arabic. A Greek Orthodox church in a predominantly Catholic, Spanish-speaking country. How cool is that?

















And this is the dancing Jaguar from the Jaguar Plaza. Love the grin. He looks like he's doing a 70's disco move a la John Travolta.










Here's a grandmother we met in Suyapa, a small village where we'll be building houses. I loved her careworn face. Behind her is the kitchen of the house. They cook with clay stoves.













And this is a little girl who received a pair of tennis shoes we gave out at a school in a very poor neighborhood. The past, the grandmother, and the present and future, the little girl.





5 comments:

Kelley said...

I love the new pictures Bonnie! And I had to scroll down and read a few otehr blogs too and saw more pictures. Sometimes I think it would be wonderful to have a job where I got to travel that much. But other times I'm so glad I'm not out on the road, or in your case, other countries, that much. So I love seeing photos from other people's adventures.

Norah Wilson said...

Bonnie,
Loved the pics and, as you say, the contrasts.
Thank you for doing what you do and letting us share it.

Mary Ricksen said...

Great pics Bonnie. Would that your job was always as calm as this. We have to protect what relics are there and help the people. Now that is contrast!

Gillian Layne said...

As always, thanks for sharing the world with us Bonnie.

Bonnie Vanak said...

Thanks Gillian, Mary, Norah and Kelley. I may be going to Guatemala in the next couple of weeks. Will know for sure next week.