Sunday, June 11, 2017
Another Day in Quito, Ecuador-May 19, 2017
Another glorious day dawns in Quito. I had to believe there is a reason to OAT’s scheduling this day between our time in the Amazon and beginning our time in the Galapagos. My own experience was that I was somewhat dehydrated yesterday though a big bag of potato chips late last night and several electrolyte tablets followed by glasses and glasses of water had me feeling normal this morning. So this day is for R&R, if you want to, that is.
As you can see, no one selected R&R, as we all piled into the bus for another day of exploring Quito.
This photo does an excellent job of summing up Quito. Lofty snow topped peaks in the distance provide an abundant source of water and stunning vistas. The terrain in the city still allows for countryside to co-exist, note the cow grazing in the lower left corner. We see the high rise apartment buildings on the right and the tell-tale mark of modern urbanization, a gray cloud of smog hovering over them. The best of all worlds and worst, all in one.
A museum perched high above the city.
Modern art, ancient art. What’s that saying out something being in the eye of the beholder?
This looked like a great place to take a photo. I did make a few changes to the image. The original is below. Can you spot all the differences.
As I’ve quickly learned. The photos in those magazines aren’t really what the view looked like. Now don’t get the idea I would do this to all my photos, because I barely have time to write let alone fiddle with photos. This one was only because it is very early in the morning and my writing was still asleep.
A photo of the side of our minibus. So just why in the world would I post it?
Close-up of the wheel rim. It’s not dirty, it’s a work of art.
Everyone drinks bottled water.
Sidewalk vendors are everywhere.
Like I said, everywhere.
We visited another museum. Linda took many, many photos. Bob needs to post some of them or he will hear about it. Good Bob.
This one I took.
If there is a foot to be photographed Linda will find it.
What follows is a snapshot of the streets of Quito.
Street scenes from out the bus window.
No restaurant meal for us today. Me need more salt. Potato chips good!! Linda need Ritter Sport. Linda Happy.
Linda tired girl. Need rest.
Linda thirsty after rest. Linda very happy girl.
What’s not to love about Quito.