A Photo Tour of Quito, Ecuador

16 07 2011

SOUTH AMERICA
ECUADOR

Quito, the capital of Ecuador

Ecuador’s capital city boasts rich colonial architecture, thronging streets and a transport system that outweighs most other South American metropolises.

Churches abound in the Old Town, with their grand doors and spires spiralling above the city. Columns and balconies adorn many buildings while parks and gardens give the city a ‘green’ streak.

Yes, it’s a place that I loved, a city that outranks all other capitals in South America. It’s Quito.

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Lima Through the Lens – Photos of Lima

13 05 2011

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After five months in Peru’s capital, Lima, here are some photos of the city.

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Lake Titicaca’s Festival of Women

22 10 2010

SOUTH AMERICA – THE JOURNEY PART 16
BOLIVIA

 
 
 
 

 

A girl awaits her blessing from the shaman

ISLA DE LA LUNA, LAKE TITICACA

The shaman raised her hands above the young girl’s head, long black hair sweeping the teenager’s shoulders as she bowed obediently. The elderly woman’s wrinkled face was masked with concentration as she placed a crown on the youngster’s glistening locks. 
 
The shaman closed her eyes and her Quechua chants danced in the air as she sidestepped to allow her male counterparts to bless the girl. 
 

The female shaman (pink skirt) and her male counterpart preside over the celebration of women at Isla de la Luna

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