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Old 01-08-2013, 01:58 PM   #711
Kedgi OP
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Cuenca

I took a walk around Cuenca today and took a lot of pictures so you can all see how beautiful this old city is.


This was the scene outside my room this morning. It appears to be a place where larbourers go to meet contractors that have work




The Cathedral in the morning light




A look around Cuenca, Ecuador




















































A better look at my Hostal



The Barber Shop




I stopped and had a haircut and shave from this fine gentleman. The royal treatment. He spent about 35 or 40 minutes fussing over me. He charged $5 I gave him $10. It was worth all of that to me. He had the most beautiful ballroom dance music with a Spanish flair playing. It was an unforgettable haircut.












There are dozens of beautiful churches here





Ecuador!






One of hundreds of nice Hostals






















If you were to come here on your bike and had trouble finding a place with secure parking. There are many Parquederos here. Public 24hour parking, that is reasonable





Park all night for $2





If I had some way to get it home I would love one of these fine hats









Check out the wooden scaffold at the top of this steeple. It has to be close to 200 ft up






This is the front view. The scaffold was on the back of the left steeple




There was a fire or accident down this street. Lots of Policia on their bikes and Bomberos (Firefighters) in their trucks





A sculpture on the side of a building. Look to me like maybe a union promotion




The great building go on and on.







Yet another fine church



and another




and another




Cuenca has some nice parks





Inside the big cathedral....magnificent!




Across the street from my hostal. Pots and pans for sale in several stores. You see this a lot in SA makes me think I need a pot






And finally, while I was out walking, Trusty the KLR was waiting patiently in the restaurant, getting ready to go to Peru




Now you've seen Cuenca. What do you think?


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