Thursday, June 20, 2013

Otorongo Plaza Stairs Upgrade

If you remember, we walked these stairs almost EVERY day during our month in Cuenca. They were bland with a little graffiti.

Well, a new community project has started - both sides of the stairs are being redone in mosaic. My good friend Sherry Franklin is working on this project with her two kidlets and let me share these wonderful photos of the process. [click any photo for a larger image]

Can't wait to see it in person!! [Here is an official article, unless you speak Spanish you will have to use Google translate to read it.]


  1. I have been intrigued and a bit surprised about your move to Ecuador (never saw that coming. LOL) Sure am getting an edumacation about living out of the country. Brilliant idea with the tiles, they must be very proud of their project.

  2. Hi Donna, look forward to following your move to Ecuador. Doug and I have talked about Expat life. We lived overseas many years with the Army, all in Europe except for the short tours to Viet Nam (him) and Korea (me). I've done some research and a friend of mine retired to Panama. I don't know anything about Ecuador. Stay safe and I'll follow along with the wealth of information in your Blog. Happy Travels, Karen

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  4. Hola! Thanks for posting this story and photos of the mosaic project, which I've just shared with my family. Today was our first day pitching in. What a great work of community art this is! We are so grateful to the artists and organizers who have opened up the project to anyone who wants to come by, and to everyone who contributed time, supplies and funds to bring the stories of the community alive. If you haven't seen it lately, come by. It's incredible. ~Sandra & Wayne Materi


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