Friday, January 20, 2012

Oh Happy Day!

My computer is back from the repair shop, running like a charm! HURRAY!!

It's been another delightful week in Cuenca, Ecuador. I started Spanish classes, perhaps to the amusement of the instructor. My brain has had a workout it hasn't seen in years!

Here are some pics from the past few days...miscellaneous architecture that caught my eye.

One word...AMAZING!

This little balcony is typical of those in the heart of El Centro, old town Cuenca.

I liked this building, but I'm posting this particular pic for my son Michael...see the old Beetle? There are DOZENS of them around here, in close to pristine condition...so snow...so salt...no rust...growing old gracefully...we should all be so lucky!

The Colegio Benigno Malo, below, is one of the greatest neoclassical buildings in the city of Cuenca. Founded in 1864 by a Cuencana doctor and philanthropist, it was once a training school for Jesuit priests; it's now a public high school. If you believe everything you're told, I hear that the students are known for their rebellious character and leftist ideology. My grandson Logan would be tickled pink to know this. I say...bring it on kids!


THIS...is the "Panama Hat Museum" located in El Centro...old Cuenca. So why is the PANAMA Hat Museum located in CUENCA ECUADOR? Aaaahhh, I just KNEW you'd want to know! If your curiousity is piqued, click here for the whole story. The indigenous lady in front of the museum is typical of the many who sell their wares on the streets of the city.


THIS pic is for all my friends from the great Republic of Newfoundland! It's a nightclub in Cuenca...who KNEW!? Our impact is felt EVERYWHERE byes!


I'll leave you with a few pics of people enjoying their time in Caledron Park, in the heart of old Cuenca...







Next time...lots of photos and history for the Catholics among us...or the curious...

THANKS for stopping by!

21 comments:

  1. How bless you are to have this experience...love the pictures...esp the ones of
    the nuns and the family jumping the poles...
    Susan

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  2. I agree with Susan. simple pleasures, how nice.

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  3. Hi Deborah, thanks for the update! I did not know, you took lessons from Youssef K. great photos, keep it up ! We will want to come and visit if you keep tempting us like that. Love, Sheena and Gerald

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    1. Okay, now you have me flummoxed..."Youssef K..."enlighten me! As for visiting, , you KNOW how thrilled I'd be to have you!!

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  4. Hi Deb, loving all the photos, the clothes are so colorful, I'm admiring you're stamina in learning Spanish, amazing we Newfs are everywhere, noticed FOGO on the building, is it done up inside with fishing nets etc? We are all learning so much from you.

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    1. Ha ha...no fishin' nets Reg! Watch for this week's post...all about different cathedrals and churches...they'd take your breath away!

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  5. Wow! What an AWESOME trip - just living the dream! Brave lady sister! David A.K.A. Anonymous as it's easier than a URL :-))

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  6. Great Deb, will wait for the pics of cathedrals and churchs, you are totally fearless, haven't told you lately how much I admire you but now you've been reminded.Love the Spanish, you are picking it up quite quickly!

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    1. Ummm, NO Reg, I'm not picking it up quickly...I-m just lucky to have a Spanish land lady who's been very helpful! ha ha

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  7. Hi Deborah, Glad to hear it is all and more of the adventure you were looking for. Very interesting, can't wait to hear more.

    Pam

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  8. You know Cuenca better than I do! Well done, am going to come up for a tour! Jen ;-)

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