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.
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!