Of course, we love the light fixture, too. Some of you will remember we had a similar one at the Park View Terrace penthouse in the late 90's....talk about a trip down memory lane...Nancy sure loves those rainbow-makers.
This fruit tree is old, a new one for us. The fruit is called capullito, tiny, dark red/purple like a plum in color, about the size of the tip of your finger, with a cherry-like seed that's almost as big as the fruit.
Fabian tells us capullitos are traditonally served in a tapioca drink, seeds and all. Or, you can just eat them right off the tree. The taste is kind of like a cherry, but different, and a little less sweet.
They are in season now, and we've seen the fruit in the market stalls and street vendor wheelburrows.
If you'd like to re-visit our favorite Chola Cuencana
melody, go to
Click on 'melody', upper left hand corner, and you can have fun humming right along with us.
You can also go to:
(The above link also has fascinating info for our weaving/dyeing friends about the traditional Chola shawls.)
Or search this blog or the Net for more links to Chola Cuencana. Many versions of the song out there.
Another lovely facade. Nice painted detail.
Our friend tells us the collection of empty beer cans goes back over 25 years or more.
We'll post more pictures and stories later.