Friday, March 28, 2008

Patzcuaro Pineapple Truck

This is a typical well-equipped business truck. Instead of signage, he uses his wares on top of the truck to announce to anyone walking by that he has beautiful fresh pineapples. There is a tarp if the sun gets too intense. Inside the cab, all the necessary paperwork including a roll of toilet paper. This is a prepared businessman. Although you might not be able to see it very well in the shadow, in the upper left hand corner of the windshield he has the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe for his business insurance.

But seriously, one of the things that so impressed Cortez and his men when they arrived in Mexico was the variety of goods they found in the markets and the beauty of the way they were displayed. Mexicans are still great at merchandising even the smallest of things they have to sell.


Anonymous said...


do you do anything special to back up your blog entries? i use blogspot, too, and always worry about the site going down. thanks. btw, i love you photos!

Billie said...

Thanks for the comments on the photos and for reading the blog. I've thought a lot about backing up the blog and I'm not sure what I'm doing is so great but I have the new entry sent to my email and I save it in Yahoo email to a file.

If you find a better way, speak up.

Eddie in KC said...

Hi Billie,

There are some instructions in the blogspot help section...a little too complicated for me, though. So, each month, I "select all" of the month's postings, copy the text and photos with a right click, then paste the whole thing into a Word file and name it for the month and year. Works very well although it doesn't copy in the comments. Makes Gloria fell better knowing we have a backup just in case.