Across The Street
gouache 6" x 6"
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This was the view "Across The Street" from our Airbnb in Cotacachi, Ecuador. Our b&b was right on Leather Street, the main street in town. It was a wonderful location! Besides corn, Cotacachi is famous for it's leather goods. Up and down the street were dozens of stores with incredible items made out of leather: purses, luggage, shoes, hats, jackets and more. There were factories and rooms where some of the products were made that were open for visitors.
The architecture of Cotacachi was interesting. It did not have a beautiful colonial center like many towns in Mexico, Central America & South America. It has been slowly rebuilt with cinderblock buildings amongst the remaining colorful, older houses. Because so many ex-pats are moving to Ecuador there were several gated communities of very new homes where many of the gringos lived.