Chronicles of the Wayward Moot

WELCOME TO THE MOOT, oh world-wanderers and word-whisperers. After two years of Peace Corps. After 2,200 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail. What. Comes. Next?


Here's your basic sunset over the steeple photo.
I figured that since it's such a central part of the scenery around here I should post some pics of the big church (whoops, I mean "santuario" ... someone might hear me call it a mere church and get all medieval on me). You saw it a few weeks ago as part of a photo of the parque central, now check it out in all of its glory! I took all four of these photos yesterday. Good day for photos it seems ...

Here are a very few of the several thousand birds that gather nightly outside of the santuario and apparently crap on each other's heads late into the wee hours. The tower is not always lit up like that. If it is it's usually on the weekends. I asked several people what the colors mean. Noone seems to know.

Here is the interior. It's quite nice. Has an airy, woody, almost seafoam color scheme. Definitely not that oppressively dark, stoney gothic style that the Europeans favor so much.

However, because this IS a church after all, there have to be at least a few depressing details. I find this lovely painting of a guy getting eaten by a lion does the trick for me. Yep, now I'm all depressed out. Thanks! Now I can go outside and listen to the rhythms of "Sueño Azul" as they play up by the municipal swimming pool. Sueño Azul is a musical act from Cuenca (I think). They are a "grupo femenino" that, according to a local source, sings and dances and doesn't wear much in the way of clothing. Well, when in Rome ...

PS You kids hear about Adventure Island in Fiji? Check out the link here. Now you all know what I want for Christmas.


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