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Archive for October, 2012

Cuenca Walk

I try to walk the 2.5 miles from my home to El Centro 4 times a week.  Most days I take the walk along the Rio Tomebamba. Today was a great day for  photos – clear skies and plenty of contrast. I ended up taking a shot of a workman changing lamps at the rondel on Lasso and Ave. of the Americas.  In the U.S. that same job would require a truck, a crane and 8 workers.  In Cuenca it was 2 workers no truck and no traffic disruption

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Past Friends

Sharon and I were sitting with Bill and Dean having breakfast at the new location of Banana’s restaurant when the subject of pets back in the U.S. came up. Here is a short video of some of our feathery and four legged friends.

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Unusual Cuenca

Some offbeat shots in and around Cuenca.  Enjoy!

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Some of my favorite people, foods, rivers and places in this video

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Not Cuenca

Sharon and I will be visiting family and friends in Oregon and Idaho shortly.  I love Cuenca but I sure miss F&F in the U.S.

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Cuenca Kids

In the past I have posted about Cuenca churches, graffiti, vendors and rivers.  It’s the kids turn and the kids of Cuenca are especially gorgeous.

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Panama Hat Factory

Today Sharon and I took a tour of the Serrano Hat Factory.  Our friend Maria Elena’s father started the hat factory in 1905. The Panama  Hat was created and is still made mainly in Ecuador.  President Teddy Roosevelt wore the hat while touring the Panama Canal and  the name stuck. The hat is made essentially the same way it was made over 100 years ago. Enjoy the video

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