March 10, 2010

Familiar Yet Different

The Dominican Republic is still on my mind. And believe it or not, there is still a lot to share about my one week trip there. These are some pictures of things with which we are very familiar.... and yet they look very different. Go ahead. See if you recognize everything.

This is the kitchen of a family we visited. A lot of homes have outdoor kitchens because it is cheaper to cook over an open fire. She fed us some of her delicious jucca. Mm mm good! (I think it is yucca root?)

Not exactly the ladder you see at the local hardware store... but I LIKE it.

We saw this kind of fence a lot. We even saw one man making his fence. They use these green branches as the posts and a lot of the time, the branches take root and grow again.

This one is a little bit trickier. You can barely see it through the mesh... but there's a chicken living in that chicken coop.

And last but not least. Some call it a parking brake; I call it the emergency brake. It works!


Marie said...

These are awesome. We are so conditioned to seeing things in their manufactured condition.It's easy to forget things weren't always so homgenized.

Jessica and Jason said...

When I saw the chicken coop I thought - "Ooo, playpen!" *shrug*

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh!

I love that the trees take root again. How cool is that!? And creative! I would totally have a fence in my yard made out of trees. So. Cool.