Sunday, January 22, 2012

Round-About Construction Progress

This project in our neighborhood is more massive than we could imagine at first.

The work's progress continues round the clock.  Officials have pegged completion this November, just in time for Cuenca's Independence Day 2012.

By golly, we think at the rate they're going, they just might make (or even beat) the deadline!

For those following the progress right along with us, here are pictures from last week.  (This one is of the area where the statue and garden were at the circle.)

This is the 'circle' circle, but a huge hole.

Yes, the construction is noisy and loud and dusty at all hours, everyday, but the end result will be so worth it. 

Especially if us walkers are safer crossing this street and the drivers are able to move through this stretch of road more easily.

(Rebar all ready to go and concrete work is going fast.)

This is the first time we've seen these signs for safety at a construction site. 

Hardhats and boots required.

When you build an underpass, you gotta dig deep! 


A few other fun items to share...

For our cowboy and cowgirl friends, even Ecuador had a mechanical bull for kids to ride!  This one is from the shopping mall in Loja.

Very fun bikes for the can see the little seat in the back for either a toddler or a dolly to ride, too.

We recently had lunch with friends at one of our favorite restaurants, Tiestos.
Aren't these desserts just beautiful?  The decorations on the plates are made with fruit syrup. 

Order 'chocolate temptation', if you want to experience!  It's a combo of rich chocolate and passion fruit. 
So yummy!

Another Christmas Parade today! 

Another cute street doggie.

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