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Arequipa Day Parade 2012.

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Wednesday, August 15 2012

8 years, 24 days

Arequipa, Peru

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Manfred is creator of ThisFabTrek.com, travel photography, a travel blog and a photography blog (a journey from 2004 to 2013). 'I set out to see the colors of the world, always I try to capture the colors'.

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The mind, when pondering at night and always asked those questions. What am I doing in corporate wonderland of bank, university, office or church? Who is the other animal asleep deep inside, the thinker, punk, creative, or Indian, vagabond and healer, maybe artist, writer, photographer, traveler, globetrotter? Oh God, dare you to think. When I saw the lies, gambles and manipulations I follow the old dream and set out for the journey of life lived, the journey to see the colors of the world.

During years on the road I have taken the turns as they came along, and realized one thing: Only such a small part of the planet can be explored and such a vast land and sea mass will always remain unknown, to me; many swamps, jungles, deserts and oceans will never be traveled. But then I am father of twin boys, Daniel and David, my most important, and I show them some of the wonders and colors out there.

ThisFabTrek, Photography and Journey, the Stories from the Road and Life around the World, stopped in August 2013 after more than 9 years, Love and Peace.

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El día de Arequipa.

Photography of 472 years of Arequipa celebrations 2012 in Peru, a parade of thousands of dancers, bands, acrobats down la Avenida de Independencia in Arequipa, Volcan Misti thrones in the back.

Arequipa Day, bodies painted blue, man and woman.
In blue.
Ladiesin rose, men in black, couples dance down the street o Arequipa Day.
Dance down the street all day.
On Arequipena (beer) truck, the beauty and the beer. Arequipena Day, Peru.
Beauty and Arequipena.
Rider pulls his sombrero hat on Arequipa Day, Peru.
Rider and sombrero.
Traditional dresses from all regions, red and blue dance down Independence Avenida, Arequipa Day Peru.
Red and blue dresses.
Arequipa Day, Peru.
Orange and she smiles,
Parade down la Avenida de Independencia, Arequipa Day, Peru.
Men and hats.
Black pants, white shirts, raise hats, men dance down la Avenida de Independencia,  Arequipa Day, Peru.
Men and hats.
Carrying torches, women veiled like nuns all in white dance on Independence Avenue on Arequipa Day, Peru.
White nuns?
Arequipa Day Parade, Arequipa Peru.
White girls band of 100+.
It lasts forever, the folkloric dance groups come one after the other, 100+ dancers each. The music is Andino, Arequipa Day, Peru.
Andino music, Andino dances.
Dresse of folkloric dancers are eleborate bolleras, blue, decorated, Arequipa Day, Peru.
Eleborate Bolleras.
Arequipa Day dance.
Dance when you can.
Bolleras, eleborately decorated folkloric Andino dresses, Arequipa Day, Peru.
Turn baby turn.
Andean woman, decorated blouse, Arequipa Day, Peru.
Expression and dance.
Arequipa Day, Avenida Independencia, parade.
On Avenida Independencia.
Dancers with head gear, Avenida Independencia, Arequipa Day.
Volcan Misti in back.
Arequipa Day, Avenida de Independencia, red bolleras, Folkloric Dance group.
In one long line, Arequipa Day.
Folkloric Andino flutes and drums, plenty, Arequipa Day, P{eru.
Flutes and drum.
Arequipa Day and Easy Rider on Parade.
Easy Rider.
In back Volcan Misti, traditional Andean dances on Arequipa Day parade.
Dance under the volcano.
Red marching band on la Avenida de Independencia, Arequipa Day, Peru.
Marching banda.
Andino woman and Andino dress, Arequipa Day, Peru.
Andino dress.
Girls dressed white, short skirts and white hats, Arequipa Day parade, Peru.
White girls parade.
My boys on Arequipa Day.
Chocolate Faces.
A little BMX show on Arequipa Day.
BMX.
Drunk red nose, Pisco sour mask, The Pisco promotion truck sprayed pisco sour, hundreds of litres onto everybody.
The Pisco sour mask.
Andino woman waves and smiles, Arequipa Day.
Waves and smiles.
Daniel and David, Arequipa Day.
D&D Arequipa Day.
Some groups were hot, showing flesh, bikinis, dancing to quick rhythms, Arequipa Day, Peru.
Hot and sexy.
Showing skin, bikinis, dancing to hot rhythms, Arequipa Day, Peru.
Bikinis and skin.
Dancer in red decorated bikini and feathers, extatic dance, Arequipa Day.
Feathers.
Volcano Misti, Arequipa Day.
Folk under the volcano.
In back of Avenida de Independencia is Volcan Misti, parade on Arequipa Day.
Parade under the volcano.
Some groups rush by, in an Andino run, parade on Arequipa Day, Peru.
Some run down.
This is Arequipa Day. Peru.
This is Arequipa Day.
Parade and wave the red flag, Lots of flags on Arequipa Day.
Flags are part of it.
Beautiful dancer, Arequipa Day.
Beauty.
Shine and glitter, a dance group on Arequipa Day on Avenida de Independencia, the volcano Misti in back. Peru.
Glitter, dance and shine.
So many, Arequipa Day and it never stops.
100+ dancers each group.
Arequipa Day.
Arequipa Day.
Dia de Arequipa.
Dia de Arequipa.
Lots of brass on Arequipa Day parade.
Brass.

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