Here are a couple shots from our porch. (We're 10 stories up.)
EdificioTerrazza and the river in the background.
More gorgeous flowers at the flower market.
Many shops have them outside.
As an aside: a reader asked off-blog if the streets of Cuenca were *really* clean...We're happy to report that street cleaners are working everywhere.
The only areas that aren't all that clean are those where folks forget the garbage pick-up schedule and they put out their garbage early or late on the streets. Roving dogs and rats from the river will make a mess with the garbage until it's cleaned up by the workers.
(This is a shop window at the Fragata building.)
This is where we sometimes stop for a 'soda'.
The 'sodas' are very fizzy and full of good stuff, like vitamins and minerals and herbs.
Besides walking, we've been having some maintenance jobs done on our apt at Los Pinos this week. We've been inspired by some of our friends who have some projects in the works, too.
Painters have been here sprucing up the upstairs office, guest room and the baths. A plumber came in to fix a toilet; it was broken for awhile, but we just turned off the water and got on the plumber's busy schedule...we have 5 toilets here in the apt, so not a problem to wait. An electrician came to fix a couple light fixtures, also. A gentleman picked up our area rugs from the living room to have them cleaned. They will be returned in about 8 days or so.
We got a bid on new carpet for the upstairs. Wow, the bid is spendy! We're also going to look at getting a bid next week for maybe wood floors instead. We hear wood is cheaper than carpet, but we'll see...
Almost all done.
Nice to check all the Los Pinos jobs off on the list.