We visited Tauca (see if you can find it, it’s near Chinchero) and the people there made us welcome.
This young lady rode on her mother’s shoulders much of the time we were there.
She will break a few suitor’s hearts someday.
The studio of Pablo Seminario is in Urubamba, a town of about 8000 people in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We were privileged to visit with the artist at his home, shop and studio where he took the time to meet us and describe his approach to the art that he produces.
Ceramic items produced in his studio/workshop by staff are also on sale in his small store on the site.
These days, I am drinking my morning coffee from one of his uniquely decorated mugs.
This Alpaca is taking a very dim view of having its portrait made.
Or is it a Llama? A Guanaco? I don’t think it’s a Vicuna.
This guy lives at Awana Kancha near Pisac in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
North Bay is blessed with an alpine ski hill situated inside town. The hill has been operating for over 50 years and has provided recreational opportunities for North Bay people, and at least two World Champions have grown up here and learned their craft.
Today was a busy day at the hill.
People having Great Fun on a gorgeous winter day.
Our local watering place is the Portage Hotel (Restaurant). It’s a real neat pub at the junction of about four snowmobile trails. This is what keeps it going in the winter as hundreds of machines and the people on them pass through the parking lot. Many stop to rest for a while at this friendly, comfortable and unique warm place for coffee and perhaps a bite to eat.
Today was the warmest in several recent very cold ones, in fact almost bikini weather. Lots of people out for a ride.
Winter is a fun time of the year.
In the middle of Guayaquil across the street from the Iguana Park (Parque Seminario) is the Catedral Metropolitana. It is also known as the Cathedral of St Peter. The original cathedral was made of wood and built in another location around the time of the city’s founding. It burned in 1692. This building was constructed between 1924 and 1937 in neo-Gothic style. It is located in the centre of old town Guayaquil. The interior is very impressive.
A quiet place to meditate.