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Corpus Cristi, Pujili, Part 1

Corpus Cristi, Pujili, Part 1

For a small country Ecuador offers a wide range of cultural and geographical experience. It’s an amazing country. While a year ago we have seen a small-ish Corpus Cristi parade in Panama, this year the experience was a full blown fiesta/parade in Pujili, in the...
Toacaso, outside the arena

Toacaso, outside the arena

Yesterday I posted photos of what happens in the rodeo ring. Today we look at photos taken outside the arena. This is one of those events in Ecuador I warmly recommend visiting before it vanishes away and the ATV’s take over here too.        ...
Toacaso, arena action

Toacaso, arena action

A third visit to a chagra event took place at the high altitude small town of Toacaso, Cotopaxi, at about 3,100 meters altitude. When we arrived it was absolutely stunning sunny weather which later on turned into a rainy day. The setup pretty much the same, chagras,...
The other side of the Andes

The other side of the Andes

We rolled down to the other side of the Andes. Drove up to Nueva Loja, practically 20 km from the Colombian border, then down to Coca, Loreto, Archidona, Tena and Puerto Misahualli. Hot, hot, hot weather, the highest we touched was 44 C. This is where the Ecuadorian...
Machachi 2

Machachi 2

A few more shots from Machachi. It’s been a week ago but I was out of internet for a while.       The post Machachi 2 appeared first on BARNA...
Sinchi Warmi

Sinchi Warmi

We stayed two nights at Sinchi Warmi lodge by Misahualli. A very nice place ran by indigenous families, well organized and very clean. The only thing missing is wifi at this place, everything else is great. Watch for bug bites though!       The post...
Machachi

Machachi

I was really enchanted with my last series of ‘chagra’ in Ecuador, so I decided to visit another competition and shoot a new series of photos. I think the photos talk for themselves.       The post Machachi appeared first on BARNA...
Chagras Part 3

Chagras Part 3

Here is the third part of the photos I took at the Rumipamba event. It was one of my favourite photography moments in Ecuador.   The post Chagras Part 3 appeared first on BARNA...
Rumipamba

Rumipamba

Part two of the Rumipamba event in Ecuador.   The post Rumipamba appeared first on BARNA...
Chagra

Chagra

The official description goes like ‘Cabalgada de identidad Ruminahuense’. Location: Sangolqui-Rumipamba. Participants: Chagras de Ecuador aka Cowboys of Ecuador. Event: a two day absolutely down to Earth parade-rodeo and what comes with it. Day one: parade...
Sanctuary

Sanctuary

These photos are taken at the Parque Condor bird sanctuary in Otavalo.   The post Sanctuary appeared first on BARNA...
Topiary

Topiary

As far as I know there are only two topiary gardens in Latin America, Parque Francisco Alvarado, in Zarcero, Costa Rica and the Topiary Garden Cemetery in Tulcan, Ecuador.  We paid a visit to both on our Panamerican rambling. The municipal cemetery in Tulcan has the...
Post No.484

Post No.484

Never lower your camera, never quit practicing. I watched a video with a frontline guitar player the other day, yup 3-4 hours practice every day, he said. Why would photography be different? There’s always something out there, dog, cat, mountains, flats, um,...
Olmedo Pesillo

Olmedo Pesillo

One of those ‘just drive and we’ll see where we end up’ day-trip. Drove up from Ibarra to Zuleta and kept going until we reached Olmedo-Pesillo. There are two adjacent indigenous villages under one jurisdiction. Not sure how many tourists are getting...
Green desert

Green desert

Although we are basically in a desert(ish) place, at least that’s how it looked 6-7 months ago when we were here before we crossed to Colombia, now it’s all green. It rains cats and dogs lately and the area has turned into a green desert. Blaze has some...
Canon 70-200 F2.8L surgery

Canon 70-200 F2.8L surgery

I the past few weeks my Canon 70-200 F2.8L felt somewhat strange then it became more and more obvious that is sick. The lens elements became loose. The front element above the focus ring and in the middle, just below the focus ring. The general feel was that the lens...
Post No.480

Post No.480

With quite a few blog posts and thousands of photos uploaded already sometimes I have no clue how to name a new blog post. Obviously people will look at the photos and maybe read a line or two. How about I just name the blog posts by their number? This is Post No.480....
San Antonio

San Antonio

San Antonio, I wonder how many places are carrying this name. Probably at least one per each Latin American country. There are at least two in Ecuador San Antonio de Pichincha and San Antonio de Ibarra. Just few minutes driving from Ibarra is this sleepy town which is...