Author Archives: ansuseye

About ansuseye

Blog writer and photographer

The Maddening Din: Cuenca’s Noise

It’s six o’clock on a Sunday morning, and a car alarm in my Cuenca neighborhood goes off with its intentionally horrible, piercing, high-pitched wail.  I groan at the indignity of having my sleep be shattered by this rude interruption.  Just … Continue reading

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Cuenca’s clean water is priceless. And vulnerable.

A protected watershed keeps Cuenca’s water supply clean and fairly safe from contamination Continue reading

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Any Milk Today Mistress?

Time doesn’t seem to have changed the way that commerce is conducted on the streets of El Centro in Cuenca Continue reading

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Celebrating Those Who Live in Our Memories.

On the Ecuadorian national holiday to remember the dead and departed, the hot equatorial sun and the scenes of care at the cemetery stir dreams of family far away. Continue reading

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Forgotten Incan Ruins and Villages in the Andes

Encountering poverty in the Andean villages and finding hidden ruins of great civilizations brings out the subtlety of meaning and humanity that are not immediately apparent on the surface. Continue reading

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Back roads of Sayausí, a French Restaurant, and the Search for Beauty

The incongruous setting of a French restaurant in an Ecuadorian village back road invited a walk through commonplace scenes such as street dogs, vegetable gardens, and village houses. Continue reading

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Cuenca, Ecuador: 21st Century Ground Truths From a Historic Andean City

Cuenca’s urban geography has its roots in Spanish colonial history. What are the pressures. influences, and modern issues that will force it to change urban practices and planning to create better human and environmental health and energy efficiency? Continue reading

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