April 7th, 2012–A Day in Cuenca

22 07 2012

We spent the day wandering around old Cuenca on the 7th.  It was the day before Easter, so things were a bit quiet.  We got some good shots though:

Inside Iglesia de la Merced:
Iglesia de la Merced, Cuenca

The colonial spanish feel to the streets of the old town:
Classis spanish style along the roads in Cuenca 

The azure blue domes of the “New Cathedral”:
Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción 

They sure had some interesting graffiti in town!
Interesting graffiti in Cuenca
 

The death of Christ, portrayed in the “Old Cathedral”
The Death of Christ
 

Mrs Dragonspeed and a wheelbarrow full of strawberries!
Wheelbarrow FULL of strawberries!
 

I can still sell the warm goodness of the fresh baked buns.. They were delicious!
Fresh baked buns!
 

The deep fried fish, on the other hand… not so appetizing:
Ewwww.

An interesting artefact in the museum of anthropology in Cuenca:
Interesting artefact - Anthropological  Museum, Cuenca
 

Mrs Dragonspeed in the Panama hat factory:
Panama Hat Factory

It was an interesting (and hot) day of wandering around the old town of Cuenca.  The whole set of photos from the day can be found at my flickr site.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157630704105208/show/

Enjoy!





The Birth of our Saviour

24 12 2009

All this took place to fulfil what the Lord had said through the prophet: ‘The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel’ – which means, ‘God with us.’

When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
(Matthew 1:22-25)

THIS is what Christmas is about.  Not gifts, not Santa Claus, not Turkey, Trees or wrapping and bows.  It’s about God’s love for us – mankind.

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Merry Christmas!  May the Peace of our Lord shine upon us in all we do.








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