Cotopaxi
Cotopaxi
Latacunga
Latacunga

Bridge entry into town from the highway

Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga

Mural showing the Mama Negra character in the annual Festival

Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga

Mural depicting the Ashunguero character in the annual Festival

Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga

Angel de la Estrella (Star Angel)

Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga

Fireworks tower in front of the church

Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga

El Rey Morro (Moorish King)

Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga

Ashanguaro with his alter

Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga

Father dressed as a Camisona (colorful transvestite) painting the face of his little ashunguero-in-training son.

Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga

Mama Negra himself

Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga

Mama Negra himself

Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
 Latacunga
Latacunga

Main square

Quilaota Loop landscape
Quilaota Loop landscape
Quilatoa Lake
Quilatoa Lake
Quilaota Loop paramo
Quilaota Loop paramo
Quilatoa Loop - Juan's house
Quilatoa Loop - Juan's house
Quilatoa Loop - Juan's house
Quilatoa Loop - Juan's house

Jaun with guinea pigs underfoot

Saquisili Market
Saquisili Market
 Saquisili Market
Saquisili Market
 Saquisili Market
Saquisili Market
Saquisili Market
Saquisili Market

Buying guinea pigs (not a pet)

Saquisili Market
Saquisili Market
Saquisili Market
Saquisili Market
Saquisili Market
Saquisili Market
Saquisili Market
Saquisili Market
Saquisili Market
Saquisili Market
Tigua painting
Tigua painting
Tigua Studio
Tigua Studio
Baños
Baños

Religious procession

Baños
Baños

Highway of Waterfalls

Baños
Baños

Manto de la Novia Waterfall

Baños
Baños

Melcocha - sticky taffy being softened in the doorway of the shop

Baños
Baños

Sugar cane stalls

 Riobamba Cathedral
Riobamba Cathedral
Riobamba
Riobamba

Train station

La Nariz del Diablo
La Nariz del Diablo

Chuck, Buzz, Maureen and Vicki boarding the train in Alausi

La Nariz del Diablo
La Nariz del Diablo

Along the switchback

La Nariz del Diablo
La Nariz del Diablo
La Nariz del Diablo
La Nariz del Diablo

The original profile of the Nariz (left) and today (right)

La Nariz del  Diablo
La Nariz del Diablo

You used to be able to ride on the roof of the train (photo by J. Mendozová)

La Nariz del Diablo
La Nariz del Diablo