Saturday, February 19, 2011

Ocatlan Market

Today Ernesto, our driver here at the Casa Ollin, drove a group of us to the South to visit the Friday Market at Ocotlan. We arrived around 10 in the morning and the place was jumping. It is first and foremost a regional agricultural market. Blocks of the town are occupied by vendors selling produce from around the region.

dried fish

tomatillos and garlicand chicharron before and after

and, of course, the turkeys

Ocotlan is the home of the Oaxacan artist Rodolfo Morales. One of his murals of Oaxacan life fills the front entry of the municipal building

and there is a museum of his work in a restored convent adjacent to the town square.

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