Friday, October 10, 2014

September/October Walking -- Cuenca

We are still walking Cuenca!  There is always something to entertain us during our walks.

















The car dealership looks close to opening.  (This is built on the same lot where the llamas used to live....progress, good and bad.)










 
 
Lovely pink trees are in bloom!  They are called alropo here (crape myrtles), favorites of ours.












 
 
The New Cathedral doors got a Spring cleaning.












Nice!















The old Miso restaurant is now done and open as a coffee shop, we think.  We haven't been in to check it out yet.












 
An old beauty downtown got a new paint job!
 
 
 
 
 
Another fun wall painting.
The peaceful Yunancay river. 
 
Happy Weekend!





September Walking -- Quito



We've been walking in both Quito and Cuenca...here are the Quito shots.

We were in Quito to see some friends off as they returned to the US.  We had a lovely time seeing more of the City, too.









Here are some street scenes:

A protest outside the Presidential Palace.


















On the way to San Francisco Square.













Beautiful old buildings in the historic area.














 
 
 
Street scenes in a more modern área of Quito.
 
 
Good food in Quito!  (Tuna in the Andes!)











Beautiful roses.


















Sunday, September 7, 2014

Friends Come to Visit

Our friends, Loren and Fred, came to visit Cuenca.  We walked them all over the place!  It was fun being able to share and show them our lovely City.



















One day we took a ride to visit outlying ├íreas around Cuenca: Chordeleg, Paute, Uzhupud and more.

We started the day at Turi, overlooking Cuenca.










 
 


A stop to see the weavers' studio.















Special dye pots and natural, traditional dye ingredients.















Tying fringe.



















Another stop to see more crafts.
















Admiring the gardens in Uzhupud.













 
 

Thanks for the fun time!













See you soon!