May 19, 2010
Looking through my pictures I found these images that were unusual to me yet became familiar after spending some time in Cuenca. Above is a slab of unsweetened chocolate, sold at Mercado 10 de Agosto and other places around town. It is most commonly used to make frothy hot chocolate. I was tempted to take some home just so I could continue gazing upon its marbled beauty!
Laundry hung out to dry on a clothesline is a familiar sight, as most people do not use clothes dryers. Sometimes you also see items strewn on shrubs to take advantage of a superior sunny exposure.
Indigenous ladies in their native costumes are a familiar sight around town. Their hats indicate the indigenous group to which they belong. This was the first time I saw this particularly stylish hat design.
Posted by Lourdes at 10:39 AM