Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary P2

Just discovered this ‘Weekly Photo Challenge’ yesterday, and I’m hooked…

Solitary Gaucho

We were in NW Argentina in 2009, and as we’re driving from Cafayate to Salta, we saw this lone gaucho traveling on the side of the road.  Notice the wing-shaped cowhide ‘armas’ hanging off both sides of the saddle to protect the gaucho from cactus thorns.  The ‘armas’ later gave way to the modern chaparejos or leather chaps you see covering cowboy pants these days.  However, you can still see a lot of the ‘armas’ in rural NW Argentina.

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3 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary P2

  1. ailsapm says:

    As there hasn’t been a new WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge yet, perhaps you’d like to join in the Weekly Travel Theme http://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/09/28/travel-theme-foliage/ xxx Ailsa

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