Foto Flip Friday

Published on May 15th, 2015


Foto Flip Friday – May Theme: “Cuenca Street Art” (Week 3)

Welcome to a brand new edition of Foto Flip Friday – a selected showcase of photos dredged up from my bountiful photo archives and whittled into pretty little “flip/flop” postcards each Friday.  And to add to the fun, each month I’ll challenge myself to unearth a series of images that meet a monthly theme.

I’ve been happily tucked into my new home here on a mountain top in Ecuador for more than a year now, and from day one, among the (many) charms of this cobbled Andean town has been the multitude of colorful street art at every turn. Early on I began collecting photos of these beauties as I rounded each new turn in my wanderings around El Centro, the heart of Cuenca. I’d planned to write a post about them, but instead I suddenly thought “Why not feature some of these honeys for Foto Flip Fridays?” And thus…

May’s FFF theme is:  CUENCA STREET ART

My only dilemma with featuring postcards from so close to home is – what to scribble on the back. “Wish you were here!” springs initially to mind of course, but what then for each pair during the entire month of May? Do mouseover each photo to find out…

Simply mouseover the image and watch the *magic!)

Foto Flip Friday May 2015 Theme: Cuenca Street Art Indigenous Farmer Postcard photo Front

Foto Flip Friday May 2015 Theme: Cuenca Street Art 05 Postcard photo Back

* Well o.k. for those viewing in IE, not so much a magical “flip” as a fading change. If you want to see the flip/flop, try viewing in Chrome or Firefox.

And for Week 3’s second flip-floppy – a cleverly designed bit of street art whimsy:

Foto Flip Friday May 2015 Theme: Cuenca Street Art Bicycle Rack Postcard photo Front

Foto Flip Friday May 2015 Theme: Cuenca Street Art 09 Postcard photo Back


All this month I’ll be drawing images from my bountiful collection of “Cuenca Street Art”, so check back next Friday to see another flip/flop postcard or two from the neighborhoods that I skip through daily here in Ecuador.

And meanwhile – if you’d like to submit a “Street Art” photo (from anywhere in the world) of your own (in landscape format, min. 700 px. wide), just upload it to an online source (e.g. your blog, Facebook, Flickr, etc – make sure the privacy settings are set to “public”), and post a link to it in the comments below.

Who knows?  I might just whittle it into a flip/flop digital postcard here!

About the Author

Off-the-beaten-path travel is my passion,and I’ve always lived life “like-a-kid-in-a-candy-store” – eager to sample as many flavors as I can. Indeed, my life motto has long been: This ain’t a dress rehearsal, folks!

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