Thursday, April 25, 2013

Carrying a Mirror Thru La Candelaria

The other day, I came upon these workmen carrying a mirror pane back to their glassworking shop. They had taken it to a client's business, only to discover that it was the wrong size. 

Along the way, the mirror produced some interesting images and interactions.

Carrying a mirror isn't easy, I learned. One's hand tires gripping its slick surface. You can't carry a large mirror from underneath, the men explained, because the wind can catch it. So, every dozen yards or so, they had to stop and rest, at which time a third man placed cushions on the ground to place the mirror on.

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours


Vocabat said...

I love this post. Beautiful and poetic. Thanks for sharing with us.

Miguel said...

Thanks Mauricio. That mirror did provide a great photo op.