This is a re-run of a post written two years ago that was accidently deleted from my blog. My apologies to anyone who has already read it.
Aguas Calientés is a small town along the
at a terminus of a railroad. The place was built up mainly to accommodate visitors to the wondrous ruins of Urubamba River . Machu Picchu
In some places the streets are steep walkways with steps and terraced landings on one side. On the other side are narrow ramps for the use of small carts and hand trucks that bring goods to the businesses of the area.
When school lets out in the afternoon children walk up these streets on their way home.
I was taking in this whole scene when I noticed a handful of boys.
From somewhere they produced a flattened two-liter plastic bottle.
They stopped at the top of one of the ramps and took turns riding their “sled” to the next terrace.
Plenty of shouts and laughter followed the rider as he spun down the bumpy slope.
This went on for a while until a uniformed policeman approached. The ride and the boys quickly disappeared.