Friday, February 09, 2007

VI Encounter for the New Horizon
Photo Report #8
OLD AND NEW

Fortaleza has a kind of a past and future quality to it. There was the old-style house commonly built in the forest by rubber-tappers

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Neighbor families passing through on the traditional trail carrying pigs and products to market

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There was a charcoal stove and a kiln for making the coals

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The present structures were typical of rural Acre as was the water tank

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Morning light flooding into Dona Rizelda's kitchen area gave it a timeless feeling

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Her treadle Singer sewing machine was just like the one used by my own grandmother

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Sometimes the old and new mixed, as with the ox cart and satellite dish in front of the family home

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The dish was made possible by the recent program of rural electrification and now the latest technology was coming into use

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Visitors arrived with digital cameras and laptop computers

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Solon explained the vision for community expansion using a digital satellite image of the region

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And Debora sketched out plans to create an Internet-based virtual community of friends.

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Some things seems to continue on through all the changes. But they have new twists like playing bingo for a grand prize -- the markers being corn kernels

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and the prize being a DVD player.

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And some things are forever, like the traditional barbecue.

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