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Animal market in Riobamba, Ecuador
Animal market in Riobamba, Ecuador
An open-air animal market in Riobamba, Ecuador displays several bound sheep lying on the ground, as well as numerous sellers and buyers. The people in the photo are wearing colorful wool garments representative of traditional Andean textile production. Riobamba...
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Art store in Quito, Ecuador
Art store in Quito, Ecuador
A colonial-style home sits on a street corner in Quito, Ecuador. The home has a tiled roof and several decorative accents made of wrought iron. Several outdoor umbrellas are visible, possibly denoting a cafe. Quito is the capital of Ecuador, though with a...
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Auto bank in Latacunga, Ecuador
Auto bank in Latacunga, Ecuador
Two bays of an auto bank are open without customers. On the front of the building is the name Autobanco and the bank's symbol. Autobanco branches can be found throughout norther South America. They are...
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Blankets and clothes for sale in Saquisili, Ecuador
Blankets and clothes for sale in Saquisili, Ecuador
Shoppers peruse a clothing stall in an open-air market. Several blankets decorated with animal themes are visible on the back wall of the stall. Saquisilí has one of the largest daily markets in Ecuador. Everything from agricultural products to livestock...
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Blooming flowers near Otavalo, Ecuador
Blooming flowers near Otavalo, Ecuador
Purple flowers bloom on a hillside above a mountain lake. Páramo is the geographic term for the area between the uppermost treeline and the year-round snow line. It is found only in high elevations and is usually covered in thick, hardy grasses. The majority...
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A boy plays a traditional flute in Otavalo, Ecuador
A boy plays a traditional flute in Otavalo, Ecuador
A young boy in a wool sweater plays a large reed flute. Otavalo is in the highlands of Ecuador, between the rainforest and the coast. Many of the inhabitants of the area continue to practice traditional ways of life, including retaining their Quechua language,...
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Bundles of cut reeds south of Riobamba, Ecuador
Bundles of cut reeds south of Riobamba, Ecuador
Several large bundles of cut reeds lay on the ground. A few sheep graze in the background. Reeds serve many purposes in traditional Andean building practices. They can be made into a surprisingly strong boat, they provide the framework for thatched-roofs,...
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Cactus flowers in Otavalo, Ecuador
Cactus flowers in Otavalo, Ecuador
Purple flowers bloom on a cactus plant. This cactus is from the highlands region of Ecuador. Ecuador has begun developing its vast oil reserves, but the country still retains much of its ecological diversity. From the coastal plantations, the rainforest in...
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Cafe in Quito, Ecuador
Cafe in Quito, Ecuador
A table with a blue umbrella sits outside a two-story whitewashed building. Quito is the capital of Ecuador, though with a population of 1,865,541 (2005) it is the second-largest city in Ecuador behind Guayaquil. The urban center of Quito encompasses 112 square...
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Carding wool in Otavalo, Ecuador
Carding wool in Otavalo, Ecuador
A kneeling woman adjusts her wooden carding paddle. She is wearing a dark shawl over an embroidered white blouse. Carding wool is the last stage in preparing raw wool for weaving. A craftsperson uses a wooden paddle with steel tines to separate the wool, straightening...
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Carrying a cow's head to market
Carrying a cow's head to market
A man carries a severed cow's head over his shoulder. The man is wearing the traditional garb of the Andean highlands: felt fedora hat and wool poncho. Cajabamba is a market city. Most likely, this man is either taking the cow's head to be sold at the market,...
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Carrying two sheep to market in Riobamba, Ecuador
Carrying two sheep to market in Riobamba, Ecuador
A woman carries two young sheep. She is wearing a blue woolen cape and a tan fedora. Riobamba has a long and storied history. Its convenient location in the highlands between the coast and the jungle has made it an important crossroads in the development of...
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A carved gourd from Quito, Ecuador
A carved gourd from Quito, Ecuador
A gourd is decorated with a colonial scene. The highly-detailed scene is carved into the gourd. Quito is the capital of Ecuador, though with a population of 1,865,541 (2005) it is the second-largest city in Ecuador behind Guayaquil. The urban center of Quito...
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Chickens for sale in Saquisili, Ecuador
Chickens for sale in Saquisili, Ecuador
Several crates of live chickens are on display in an open-air market. A woman in an apron stands among the crates. Numerous shoppers walk among the market stalls. Saquisilí has one of the largest daily markets in Ecuador. Everything from agricultural products...
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Child in a basket in Saquisili, Ecuador
Child in a basket in Saquisili, Ecuador
A woman places a sleeping child in a hand-woven basket. The child is wearing a lace bonnet and red socks. Saquisilí has one of the largest daily markets in Ecuador. Everything from agricultural products to livestock to handcrafted goods can be found in Saquisilí....
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Child with a llama in Riobamba, Ecuador
Child with a llama in Riobamba, Ecuador
A young boy looks at the camera while petting a small llama. The boy is wearing an alpaca vest over a highly-decorative green shirt. He is also wearing a multi-colored scarf. Riobamba has a long and storied history. Its convenient location in the highlands...
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Church in Independence Plaza, Quito, Ecuador
Church in Independence Plaza, Quito, Ecuador
A white stone church in colonial architecture stands in Quito's main square, Independence Plaza. Tourists can be seen in the foreground entering the church. Independence Plaza is home to most of Quito's main administrative buildings, including Ecuador’s...
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The church of La Balbanera
The church of La Balbanera
This church sits behind a low stone wall. It has a stone facade with a large arched doorway, supported by two columns. The church of La Balbanera was constructed in 1524, making it the oldest church constructed by the Spaniards in Ecuador. Riobamba has a long...
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Coffee drying in Misahualli, Ecuador
Coffee drying in Misahualli, Ecuador
Pods of coffee sides dry on the ground. Ecuador is increasingly becoming an industrialized nation, but the easter part of the country remains primarily agricultural. There we see multi-colored coffee pods drying as the first stem in the process of creating...
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Colonial arched walkway in Quito, Ecuador
Colonial arched walkway in Quito, Ecuador
Light filters through an colonial archway. The stone floors and columns are unadorned. Beyond the archway is a decorative second-story railing. Quito is the capital of Ecuador, though with a population of 1,865,541 (2005) it is the second-largest city in Ecuador...
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