Saturday, September 28, 2013

Familiar Sights

We have a tradition of walking with the Watsons each Sunday when they are in Cuenca.  Since they have been out seeing the world, we thought we'd post some familiar sights for them, as we continued our walks on Sundays.

Chuck and Nancy, you will know this path...

Heading down Av Solano to check on street construction. The statue is still shrouded...

Blue pallets of new tiles have been delivered to the circle.

New bike paths!

New railings!  (There once were none.)

Up the dreaded stairs.

To the Square.


On past the flower market.

Past the party shops.

Past the hotel.

Old, sweet doggie taking a rest.

Still under construction.

This wall hasn't fallen down yet.


Museum of Modern Art at San Sebastian.

See you soon, Nancy and Chuck.   Sundays are not quite the same without your company.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Even More Walking Pictures

Some of our friends say 'you can't have too many pictures', so here goes with more.

Fellow walkers will recognize many of these shots around Cuenca.

This is one of our favorite paintings.  Power to the bull!

Oh, this is funny.  A friend of ours actually thought these were REAL chicken feet!  No, they are probably nails to discourage animals and people from sitting on the window sills...

More shops are offering cute shoes with a walking heel, not stilettos!

Getting ready for back-to-school.

Sun can be intense, best to cover heads.

Progress, good and bad.  This is where the llamas and cow used to live....

...behind this wonderful old gate.

Love this water fountain.

More street scenes.

Every town needs a cowboy bar.

Marc Anthony fever!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Update on Av Solano

We are still so amazed how fast the street work is progressing on Av Solano. 
We can see steady progress each time we walk the street.

These pics are from a couple walks during a 2 or so week period.

Work along the middle walkway and park area is now in progress. 

Workers sorted and put aside some old materials to be recycled later.

New bike lane and signs!

Mixing the red cement for the bike lanes.

Trimming the trees.

The round-about at Crespo has new curbs.

We were delighted to see new railings here!  So much safer than before.

Av Solano, all phases, are targeted to be completed by end of this year.  At the rate they are going, Cuenca could even beat the deadline!