Friday, October 14, 2011

Broken Bridge and Mother's Park

One day we explored the old neighborhood around the 'Broken Bridge'. 

This bridge used to cross the river until a flood wiped out half of the structure.  Today, it's a location for art shows and other festivities.

Stunning stonework.

We walked down the stairs from Calle Larga toward the river, past an artist's studio.

You can see the broken glass that is often added to buildings to deter trespassing and other security issues.

Cute doggie in the neighborhood.

Street art along the river path.

Looking back up to the Todos Santos Church.  You can see part of the big Cross and its canopy.

Grand old house with lovely staircase and gardens.

River shots.

We walked along the river to the Parque de la Madre (Mother's Park). 

This park is right around the corner from our Adobe rental on the way to the nearby Supermaxi.  It's often the site for art shows, concerts and other events.

Huge statue of an Ecuadorian hero, Juan Perez. 

An Olympic winner in 1996.

Another prominent friend of the Park.

The parks in Cuenca are actually enjoyed by the families!


  1. I can't tell you how much we enjoy your walks around town. As a new couple to Cuenca, we learn about things we have seen and places we'd like to see. Thanks! Peg & Ernie

  2. Hola Peg and Ernie, welcome to Cuenca. Thanks for the nice comment.
    Happy exploring!