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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?

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


Strange juxtaposition

Ruins serve as the backdrop everywhere.

The Iron Market from another vantage point

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.

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

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or Vimeo:

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

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