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Photo-Essay with Video: Haiti After the Earthquake, Part 16: Strolling Through the Iron Market

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At least the iron above fared better than this nearby building. This gives you an idea how strong the earthquake was. If an iron structure took such a beating, what chance did concrete or brick have?



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And yet, a few feet away, a vendor is selling girls' baptismal dresses and such.



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Strange juxtaposition



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Ruins serve as the backdrop everywhere.



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The Iron Market from another vantage point



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Continuing down the main thoroughfare



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Thousands of shoes for sale

At this point I switched to video mode. Mere photos can't do complete justice to a stroll through the Iron Market. You have to experience the sights and the sounds, and in motion, so I took this footage, later adding some Haitian music. I uploaded this both to Vimeo and YouTube, since YouTube, with all its severe strictures, may have blocked this video in a few areas. So here are both versions, YouTube shown, the Vimeo link next, in case you are having trouble with YouTube or prefer Vimeo. Enjoy one or the other.

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YouTube (click on the screen to go directly to YouTube for a larger window):



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Strolling thru the Iron Market in Port-au-Prince, Haiti from Mac McKinney on Vimeo.
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