By random good luck, recently I was able to spend several days in Quito. It is a fascinating city, and people there are pleasant and friendly. And the Ecuadorians were very patient with a Norteamericano wandering around lost, somewhat dazed from sleep deprivation and the altitude, and speaking a kind of mélange of high school Castilian, Mexican, and Chilean Spanish, and many words I apparently invented or randomly inserted from other languages. Wait, I meant mezcla, I think, not mélange, I don’t even speak French, see what I mean?
This picture above is the sign for a spectacular 1933 movie palace, seating 2,200, and named for one of Ecuador’s national heroes.
I mostly photographed the wonderful colonial-era buildings, but thought I’d do a post with snapshots of street scenes and people from walking around town. It’s a wonderful place to go wandering.
In Trumansburg, NY, flowing into Cayuga Lake, a few miles north of Ithaca.
Thirty feet taller than Niagara Falls (but a bit less water)
The name “Taughannock” is apparently not Iroquois, but most likely Leni Lenape (aka Delaware, an Algonquin tribe). I’ve heard many explanations for the word, from “large waterfall in the woods,” to the name of a Delaware chief, to “Better get out and carry your canoe for a bit“.