Thursday, August 9, 2012

Round-About Progress and 10 August

We are absolutely delighted with all the progress on our underpass/round-about street construction! 

The workers are doing a tremendous job and it's lookin' real good.  Almost done!

Nice artwork along the walls of the underpass.

Officials have pegged the completion date for Nov 2012, but at the rate they are going, they might just complete early...some say it's now September, 2 months early!

Officials say it's about 90% done.

The round-about curbs are in.  We hope the statue goes back in the circle.

LOTS of concrete in this massive project.


We've been enjoying the lovely weather lately.  Still chilly at night in the 40's, but the days are glorious.  A couple of pics from the porch early yesterday morning.

We're still walking Cuenca...  always something fun to see.  Here's a fun wig in a shop window, a party waiting to happen!
The cutest little kids.

Our 'floating man' has a new outfit.!

And not-so-fun graffiti on Cuenca's famous New Cathedral...  We're hoping someone cleans it up soon, it's really ugly.

Fresh bread for sale.  Smelled and looked fabulous!
Interesting news...  there have been several forest fires in the area.  We haven't seen smoke (it's been windy here), but some of the outlying towns are in a state of emergency.  An offical said that some folks believe setting fires will bring the rain.  The rivers are way down, too.

Also, if you're here in Cuenca, you will know that on Friday 10 August, which celebrates the First Cry of Freedom, is a National Holiday.  Limited services (like a Sunday).
Many families will be enjoying the 3 day weekend. 

1 comment:

  1. A recent article in one of the local papers pegged the completion of the interchange in September, with the opening due sometime in October.