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a woman wearing an oversize hat on a street in Cuenca, Ecuador
December 30, 2014

Unsolved Mystery

While strolling in a historic neighborhood in Cuenca, Ecuador, Your Shot member Fikry Botros noticed this outsize accessory lying near an old hat factory. “Then,” he writes, “I noticed a building nearby with this beautiful old yellow wall and a half-open door. I outfitted my daughter with the hat and asked her to pretend as if she were waiting for someone at the entrance of the house. To add mystery, I metered the light on the yellow wall to make the inside of the house dark, and I made sure that the hat completely hid her face. Is she waiting? Is she hiding? Is she guarding the house? Who is she? Why this hat?”

Botros’s picture recently appeared in Your Shot’s Daily Dozen.

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Photograph by Fikry Botros, National Geographic Your Shot

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