My first introduction to the great Italian Sea Captain, Christopher Columbus (a.k.a Cristóbal Colón), began with the following poem, recited by my 5th grade elementary school class, on his official day of remembrance: “In fourteen hundred ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue. He had three ships and left from Spain; He sailed through sunshine, […]
More snaps from more experiments in fotografía callejera – Edición Quito-2-Cuenca, Ecuador… EANTF.
Nosotros podemos… (We can…) Brincar hemisferios en solo un salto… (jump hemispheres in just one leap) Cruzar el gran círculo del mundo que yace a “latitud 0…” (Cross the great circle of earth that lies at “latitude 0.”) Y capturar el instante exacto con velocidades rápidas del obturador…( And capture the exact instant with […]
In good colombian, the word “tumbao” (one of my favorite palabras colombianas) is used to refer to one’s style, flavor, swagger, swing, etc, particularly in movement in dance. However, you can find “tumbao” all over the place. And so on that note, I say via painted walls and street portraits — No te calles […]
Behold — Just one of the many creatures that go bump in the night in the amazon rain forests of Ecuador — El Escarabajo Hercules: The largest of the Rhinoceros beetles (los escarabajos rinoceronte) native to the rain forests of Ecuador, and other parts of Central and South America. These particular beetles were found […]
You are… (Tú eres…) My favorite flavor of ice cream… (Mi sabor de helado favorito) You are…(Tú eres…) My whole world… (Todo mi mundo…) EANTF.
looking out, looking in, looking over — the great volcano “Tungurahua” (translates in kichwa: “Throat of Fire”) and the city of Baños de Agua Santa, which rests below… “If you don’t build your dreams… (Si tú no construyes tus propios sueños…) Someone will hire you to build theirs…” (Alguien te va a contratar a ti […]
(Click on the thumbnails below to view images in a gallery) You are here and now…(Usted está aquí y ahora…) Inhale slow…(Inhala lentamente…) Close your eyes…(Cierra los ojos…) Take that leap!!! (¡¡¡Da un salto!!!) EANTF.
Solo quiero vivir… (I just want to live…) Quiero vivir mucho para amarte siempre… (I want to live long to love you forever…) ¿Amaste a alguien hoy? (Did you love someone today?) EANTF.
Just a little Photo-Ode to probably what is one of the greatest “comidas típicas” (traditional foods) of the Americas, namely the highland regions of Ecuador — “El llapingacho:” Fried mashed potato pancakes stuffed with cheese (Se me hace agua la boca!!! It makes my mouth water!!!) A typical plate of Llapingacho is usually served with: Chorizo […]