You will have plenty of time to take pictures as you wait to cross the border into the United States from Mexico. The little town of Sonoyta is a long line of passive consumers trapped in their cars for hours, flanked by locals peddling a variety of religious and regional tchochkes. It’s hard not to come away with some silver jewelry, a colorful basket, or a giant crucifix. Even Tamales and peppers are available, although I’m not sure customs will let them through.
I grabbed this photo of the fence while haggling over a Santa Muerte statue. After receiving a couple of requests, I attached a Creative Commons license to the image, and it accompanied articles on Youth Radio, Inside Work, and The Tucson Sentinel.
I would have to settle for a picture of that statue, too. I’d run out of pesos.