Cuenca: October 2, 2018


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On the way to the Pumapungo Museum and Archaeological Park, I came across a separate set of ruins.

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Later I inspected the Google map sof the area and found out it was the Ruinas de Todos Santos.

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I could not back up to take photos, because it was right next to a heavily trafficked road. panorama to the rescue.

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It is right in the middle of town.

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I was keeping my eye on the sky, since I wasn’t carrying my umbrella.

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I know I have seen these things before on documentaries, but I don’t remember what they were for. All the signage in the museum and park is in Spanish, an the signs outside are a bit too faded for me to figure out.

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There were two of them, side by side.

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A wooden walkway build so that you can look down into the round things without damaging the walls. In the background you can see the part of the city on the other side of the river.

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There are two ways down to the park from the mound. I took the other one down, and this one back up.

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Looking toward the south side of the city across the river.

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An interesting foundation.

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180 degree panorama, on top of the mound.

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A good view of the formal garden

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Looking down from the mound into the formal garden.

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The Llamas (Alpacas?) are tethered to the ground.

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In the formal garden looking up to the mound.

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Inside the formal garden

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At one end of the park is a small aviary.  At some of the cages I was able to get up close enough to photograph the birds through the grid of their cages.

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I have no idea what this little tower was, but it was quite pretty.

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I wasn’t going to get too close to this cage.

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It is hard to think that this photo was taken with a phone.

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The little lake was filled with huge golden carp. i tried, but wasn’t able to get a good photo of the fish.

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The little ones were not tethered to the ground. They made me nerious.

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You can see the tether on this one.

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These were the same animals I had seen on one of my walks alongside the river. That is what led me to find the archaeological park.

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The sky hurried me on my way.

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On the mound looking back at the lake.

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I  needed to go over to the other side of the river to do my shopping before heading home.

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As I was leaving the museum grounds, I noticed that there were ethernet cables hanging outside of the windows of the large building at the back of the museum. I have been led to believe that the building is where the symphony practices.

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Got home with my haul, before the rains started.

 

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