The town was quiet yesterday...no construction on nearby projects and traffic was light on Av Americas, which is a major, usually very busy thoroughfare. Many businesses were closed and 3 different ATMs we tried in the area were out of money!
The last few days has been 'Fiesta Time'. Cuenca has been celebrating as only Cuenca can, with lots of art and music and fireworks.
Over the last few days, we've attended several art events.
The Opening of an art exhibit at La Otorongo Gallery featured 'equines'...horses, zebras, unicorns, etc.
One of our favorite artists, Liza Wheeler and husband/assistant Larry, displayed their newest mosiac art. So beautiful!
A collection of upscale shops at La Esquina Plaza featured art in several mediums. Some of the most talented and well-known artists in Cuenca were represented. We wandered the shops and art exhibits (including Liza's and Vega's)...caught up with several friends also enjoying the art and the sunshine.
There was an international several K race on Sunday...MANY runners! We've noticed that races here include everyone...doesn't seem to be qualifications to participate. Open to everyone! Of all sizes, ages and abilities. Fun to see, but still can't imagine running a race at this altitude!
We visited the art and food booths at Parque de Madre...lots of colorful art and crafts...jewelry, paintings, textiles and more. Some originals, some mass produced, all fun to see. Fun to people-watch, too.
Hot day! Donna and Nancy with umbrellas to shield from the intense sun.
We really enjoyed talking with an artist from Lima. He spoke pretty good English (some of his family is in the US) and told us about his travels and some of the inspiration for his art. Fascinating. We liked the painting (and stories) of his horse in Peru!
Nancy liked these chubby llamas!
As many of you know, soccer is a biggie here. Rich attended a game last night with friends. We'll post details on that later.