53 Photos - Feb 12, 2013
Photo: Entrance to the provincial museumPhoto: The Queen of Ambato's Festival of Flowers and Fruits at the Provincial MuseumPhoto: Queen of Ambato festival from abovePhoto: Central courtyard of the Provincial Museum flower exhibitPhoto: The queen's dress, detailPhoto: The queen's dress, detailPhoto: The queen's dress, detailPhoto: Two of the hundreds of roses on displayPhoto: At the festivalPhoto: A rosePhoto: Display in the Ambato Garden Club contestPhoto: Display in the Ambato Garden Club contestPhoto: Display in the Ambato Garden Club contestPhoto: A room at the museum dedicated to an indigenous civilization, the Pantsaleos, who began here in 11,000 B.C.Photo: A Pantsaleos skeleton from her burial crypt, with potteryPhoto: Art on cocoa plant leaves, by Marcia ChaucaPhoto: Exhibit of sugar sculpturePhoto: Sugar sculpture exhibitPhoto: Sugar sculpture exhibitPhoto: Entrance to the modern cathedral, built after the '47 quake leveled the old onePhoto: Stained glass window in the cathedralPhoto: Caathedral interiorPhoto: Actor in outdoor comedy actPhoto: Audience for comedy actPhoto: Ambato Science Museum facadePhoto: In the Science Museum, Inca vasePhoto: Inca vasePhoto: Head of sculpture by Pantseleos culture, date 500 BC(?)Photo: Historic photo of Tungurahua volcano 1904  before the top blew offPhoto: Heavy snow load on Chimborazo volcano, 1911Photo: Nothing is sacred to pigeonsPhoto: Family history being recordedPhoto: Chasing pigeons, a favorite kid sportPhoto: In the parkPhoto: Boy meeting pigeonsPhoto: Pigeons fleeing boyPhoto: In the parkPhoto: In the parkPhoto: Family feeding the pigeonsPhoto: Chef's salad at the Hotel EmperadorPhoto: Sheila at lunch in the hotelPhoto: View of Ambato from 6th floor of hotelPhoto: Folkloric festival, AmbatoPhoto: Folkloric festival, AmbatoPhoto: Folkloric festival, AmbatoPhoto: Street vendor, one of many, with her daughterPhoto: Central marketPhoto: Foam fight victim, in Central MarketPhoto: Young man with the chore of peeling carrots, Central MarketPhoto: Sheila dancing at Central MarketPhoto: A building in Ambato that blends echoes of the colonial style with modern elementsPhoto: Photo: