January 17, 2011
The weather has been warming up lately and yesterday was the perfect day for spending some time at the park. Parque El Paraiso is the largest green space within walking distance of downtown and a very popular family destination on Sundays.
There are ducks and paddle boats on the lake and all kinds of ways for families to amuse themselves.
I particularly like the way this little girl surrenders herself to the moment.
It also appears to be a favorite with couples, for both overt
and covert displays of affection.
Lots of grass for people to lay on as well some unusual benches created out of tree trunks, good for seating as well as for sleeping in a pinch.
I loved this simple and efficient design.
The design of this world clock was also quite fetching but not surprisingly, the clocks did not actually work.
There were quite a few signs posted, with rules ranging from "Please throw garbage in cans" to this one "For your safety, please don't climb the trees". I have never seen so many rules posted in a public place in Ecuador.
I believe dogs are supposed to be on leashes and I wonder if the diaper on this dog is so that the owners feel safe letting it off the leash in case of an accident? I didn't think it was a very good idea but it was hard to tell what the dog thought about it. Maybe it's piece of performance art?
Posted by Lourdes at 11:32 AM