Thursday, November 30, 2006
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
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Tuesday, November 28, 2006
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Monday, November 27, 2006
A beautifully common finding - women sitting together visiting whilst working on their craft that will then be sold at market or on the street. These women are most likely Quichua Indian, and the woman on the right is wearing the common everyday dress of this group of prevalent people in Quito. Each day they come in from rural parts of the country to sell their crafts or produce on the street.
Posted by The Wellspring at 8:30 AM
Sunday, November 26, 2006
This is one of my favorite "everyday" scenes as it could have been taken anywhere in Ecuador. I confess, it is not in Quito but rather at a HUGE fruit market on the way to the beach (aka: the Pacific Ocean) near Esmeraldas, Ecuador. As mentioned in an earlier post though, fruit markets are everywhere! This is the time of year when people leave for the beaches in droves as there are various holidays celebrated during this season.
I like this picture because it could have been taken years and years ago, or just recently - it seems timeless. But...for the record, I took it this spring. :)
Posted by The Wellspring at 8:55 AM
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Friday, November 24, 2006
Did you know that these grow everywhere in Quito? Many people have them growing in their yards. For some reason it was shocking for me to see them "with roots" the first time, as I had only ever seen them in floral shops! Who knew they came from the ground! HA!
Posted by The Wellspring at 9:39 AM
Thursday, November 23, 2006
The best part of the rain, in my opinion, is to awaken after a full night of showers and smell that the air is full of eucalyptus. It's a wonderful scent to begin the day with.
Happy Thanksgiving in the U.S.A. today! Gobble gobble!
Posted by The Wellspring at 7:39 AM
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
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Tuesday, November 21, 2006
One of the two clock towers that are a part of the National Basilica. This was an amazingly scary shot for me to get as I had to climb up a teeny iron ladder with no protection from falling on either side. My legs were literally shaking upon my decent, but the view of Quito captured here, as well as the tower itself was worth the fear! (and if you want to see the panoramic 360 degree video click here...)
Posted by The Wellspring at 9:28 AM
Monday, November 20, 2006
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Sunday, November 19, 2006
Saturday, November 18, 2006
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