Tag: Photography

Shutterbug Saturday: Galapagos Islands

Finally, we made it to the Galapagos Islands from Guayaquil!

These were some pictures in or near the Seymour Airport as we were on Baltra Island. The scenery was great, but that’s only a fraction of how beautiful the islands were.

-Curtis

Shutterbug Saturday: Alausi/Guayaquil

What’s up?

Here are the last few photos of my trip to Alausi before going to Guayaquil. For those of you don’t know, Guayaquil is the biggest city in Ecuador with over 3.5 million people living there. We were at a nice hotel and this was the last day where we were with Alex our tour guide. This city felt like Chicago to me, but with palm trees and the Pacific Ocean instead of Lake Michigan in terms of aesthetics.

-Curtis

Shutterbug Saturday: Alausi

Here are some more photos from Alausi!

There are more shots of Devil’s Nose Valley as my family and I took a train tour thousands of feet above sea level. At the bottom is a small picture I took of the Tren Ecuador service that gave us a tour.

-Curtis

Shutterbug Saturday: Riobamba/Alausi

These are the last few photos I have of Riobamba, Ecuador before going into Alausi.

In Alausi, we were on a train tour thousands of miles above sea level where we saw Devil’s Nose Mountain and some of the surrounding landscapes. It was fascinating being on a train so high up in terms of altitude.

-Curtis

Shutterbug Saturday: Riobamba

This next section of photos takes place in the outskirts of Riobamba, Ecuador.

We stopped near the Iglesias de Balbanera which is the oldest Catholic church in the country. Right by it are some small village markets where one of the stores sold items made from vegetable ivory AKA tagua. Our tour guide Alex showed us the different stages of tagua while the craftsman named Washington did a demonstration making tagua crafts.

-Curtis

Shutterbug Saturday: Baños part III

More photos from Baños! Here are more shots from Rio Verde in addition to some of the shops and some of the buildings outside. I also bought an Ecuador FEF (Fedaracion Ecuador Futbol) jersey at one of the shops and you can see that jersey in one of the photos.

-Curtis

Shutterbug Saturday: Baños part III

We visited Rio Verde (literally Green River in Spanish) in Baños which was quite beautiful. There were some waterfalls over there and rock formations. However, some people have put their names on the rocks. Even with my limited Spanish, I knew that the sign over them said “Don’t write on the rocks.”

I certainly haven’t seen anything like this here in America.

-Curtis