Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I have a new hat

Panama hats are historically made in the greater Cuenca, Ecuador area. As they were worn by workers for the Panama Canal, the name was forever stuck. I had always loved them and used to buy one after another from REI until they stopped carrying them. I was very happy to be able to acquire a new hat so close to the source. [Hat was actually bought in Chordeleg, a town about 40 kms east of Cuenca.]

Sun-Ling's new Panama Hat as seen at the Mirador Turi above Cuenca.
Sun-Ling's new Panama hat - Cuenca, Ecuador

Sun-Ling checks out a hat at the Hat Workshop and Museum in Cuenca.
Hat Workshop and Museum - Cuenca,  Ecuador

More photos of Cuenca and surrounds.

20th century modern Art Deco architecture in Cuenca with parade in foreground.

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Same parade looking down Calle Simon Bolivar to Igelsias San Blas.
Parade - Cuenca, Ecuador

Another Art Deco (or Tropical Deco) building in Cuenca.
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The iconic tile domes of the Catedral Nueva in Cuenca.
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Colonial building with bus - Cuenca.
Building with Bus - Cuenca, Ecuador

A building in Sigsig - about 60 kms east of Cuenca.
Sigsig, Ecuador


Main Parque in Sigsig with contemporary statues.

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Mercado - Chordeleg, Ecuador - about 30 kms east of Cuenca. Sun-Ling bought her new Panama Hat in Chordeleg at a shop on the main square.
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Animal Market - Gualaceo, Ecuador - about 35 kms east of Cuenca.
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1 comment:

Fast Eddy said...

Hats, hats, everywhere. I was sorta conscious of the women wearing hats in your photos, looking back, nearly all do. I suppose they're protection against the high sun at high altitude. Yours is lovely, will be lookin' good on your DVD walks.