Ataco – streets, people, murals and markets

I caught the local bus from Juayua to Ataco (about 20 minutes) and spent several hours exploring this relaxed colourful town. From its market stalls to roving musicians and local characters and what it’s most known for – murals.

Streets of Ataco

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Whenever I think of El Salvador, I think of people carrying heavy awkward loads.

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Such a common sight, carrying food on your head. Carrying things take II

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Pint-sized street vendor.

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Lushness over a brick wall and cobblestone lane

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Streets of Ataco

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Cobblestone streets with market stalls on the footpath

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Graduation ceremony – I guess

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In the town square.

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Ultra-tall caricature

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Streets of Ataco II

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Topiary – it’s everywhere

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Religion for sale

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Religion for sale – take II

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Bloody firecrackers. Everyone, any time, any where

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Market stalls sell everything from secondhand shoes to jewellery and tourist souvenirs

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Public transport


Every bus has its own sound system

Every bus has its own sound system


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Love these guys. I was taking photos and they stopped to play me a tune

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Roving musicians

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Adios

Some of the murals
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Mural

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A movie star JC

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Coffee picker mural

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This way

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Mother Teresa

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