You can read our account of last year's New Year's if you forgot what we wrote about last year.
You be the judge. Here is our Quito vs. Munich New Year's Eve videos.
|Close up on the door of the church above. I love wood carvings.|
|Apparently this church had a structural issue that did not allow the builders to add the two missing spires. I can just imagine how different this might look.|
|A back view of the same church above. Again, without the spires.|
|Cotopaxi's summit is more or less 19,000 feet high|
|Cotopaxi from above|
|Cotopaxi from the ground|
|Moon temple/altar with terraces below|
|The wind was blowing in our faces, but this was the best pic we got|
|Giant Incan stones used for building - no mortar was used between the stones.|
|Practicing her flamenco/beauty queen wave|
|I'm not sure if he was unhappy to be wearing this costume |
or didn't want his picture taken wearing this costume.
|Proper Spanish lady|
|His dad had the remote for this car and was walking in front.|
|Sleigh full of Santas and a dead chicken.|
|A close-up of the bejeweled dead chicken|
|A boy and his chicken|
|If she was alone, I probably would have brought her back to Quito with us - |
she was just too cute!
|My favorite costume - this puppy dressed up as a little indigenous girl |
complete with skirt, blouse, AND hat. I hope he got some treats out of this arrangement.
|Action shot: indigenous women dancing. |
The ikat shawls they are wearing are common in the region
and made in the towns nearby.
|Stroller decorations - I'm guessing their baby "Jesus" was sleeping inside.|
|Traditional costumes for the guys|