November 30. 2018: Last Days in Cuenca


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With my departure to the US looming, I headed out to enjoy a walk in the city again, not sure if the weather would make it the last one.

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In earlier post, I showed the various interesting things, which were done to make dead trees useful or attractive. It was refreshing to see a dead tree becoming a living tree. Wouldn’t it have been interesting if the trees in the park, which had been turned into statutes suddenly started to regrow?

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The mystery structure in the plaza near my coffee shop continued to grow. I noted that it looked to be the shape of a christmas tree. I walked up to two women standing looking at the workers work and asked, “├írbol de Navidad?” They both smiled, nodded and said, “Si”.

Near one of the museums I saw where someone had placed fish bowls of water into a tree. I have no idea why. There were no fish.

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Not finding anything else of interest, I climbed one of the stairways up from the river and made my way to plaza in front of Mercado 9 de Octubre. I really don’t know why, but there was a fake plane set up in the middle and some sort of christmas display was being installed with a crane.

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The decorations were metal frames with shiny metallic ribbons rove through them to make the surface.

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After watching for a while, I went into the market and had a plate of roast pig, potato patties, hominy, salad and hot sauce. I managed to get back to my condo before the rains started again.

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