Saturday, May 30, 2015

May Walking -- Part 2, Pachacuti

(All of the pictures here were taken at the Central Bank Inca gardens in Cuenca.

Huayna Capac, Pachacuti's grandson, lived here, in the 2nd largest Incan City, after Cusco, Peru.)

This month  taught us more about "Pachacuti".  This word is not only the name of a great Inca, but now also can define an event that changes your entire life.  For the Incas, their Pachacuti was the arrival of the Spaniards.

A personal Pachacuti could be related to a marriage, divorce, birth, death, or another major life-altering event. A Pachacuti could be a massive, life-changing natural disaster, like a huge earthquake or tsunami.  It's as serious as a heart attack or 'the C word' (cancer) or as simple as the final word, 'good-bye'.

You can read more about the man, Patchacuti ('Earth Shaker') here.  He gets credit for expanding the Inca Empire, big-time.

Friday, May 29, 2015

May 2015 Walking -- Cuenca, part 1

Our travels took us all over Cuenca again this month.

We never tire of the beauty of our City!

Street scenes include beautiful buildings with lots of interesting details.

Flowers are blooming this month, as always.

Street vendor making and selling empanadas.

We got a kick out of watching this little girl reading the newspaper.

The tail-end of a demonstration down Calle Larga.

Fun party shop.

A fun window display.

Chilly, wet weather this month called for soup!
Homemade and delicious.

More street scenes.

Always seems to be construction somewhere.

Love the name  of this new cafe!  ROXY!  Located in the old Black Olive location.  The Olive  has moved and slated to open again soon.

A high school celebration.

A collection of locks at the river.

At the 10 of Aug market

More fun street art.  Part 2 is next.

Happy Birthday, Ruth!