Videos tagged with "arts"
Gualaceo Ecuador [04:17]
Just 28 Km. east of Cuenca and a world apart. The roads out of Cuenca are wide and modern, but very quickly narrow to a single lane and steep sides of bare rock and lush vegetation. Passing over small, fast, running rivers and streams, the air is clear and crisp, as we get closer to Gualaceo. The architecture of Cuenca is left behind, and we move into buildings that remind me of Austria and northern Italy. As we approach the city, I see that it is placed in a valley that has a single river running into it. The steep sides have buildings clinging onto the hillsides, and the valley fades away between two mountains. There were no low clouds or haze from pollution obstructing my view. I can see how the city has grown, from the main road that cuts through the heart of the old city. To one side, the river forms a natural barrier; on the other side, the sprawl is halted by the steep terrain. The hostal we stayed in was in the center by the mercado where they had general food, meat, and fruit vendors. Also, this is where you can go for your breakfast and lunch. They have delicious local food that I had not experienced in other parts of Ecuador. The hostal was nice- the room was on the third floor; it had a double bed, shower, toilet and a TV. No heating, but for $15.00 a night, what can you expect? It has been a year or more since I have needed to have a blanket to keep me warm. As we arrived in the late afternoon, we checked in and then went driving around to get a feel for the ...
2012 Ecuador Cuenca, Fête des Enfants, A, Iglesia Santo Domingo, Con Fanfarria, Ninos, Epiphanie [04:24]
Epiphanie, Epifania, Fête des Enfants, Fiesta Ninos... Le Día de los Reyes Magos ... Cuenca. Première Partie d' une série de 10 épisodes (A à I). Chaque Enfant (et Parent) fait bénir sa "poupée" de Jésus. Fanfare Militaire. C' est Une Grande Fête. Tout le Monde a sorti sa belle tenue. WIKIPEDIA EPIPHANIE : L'Épiphanie désigne aujourd'hui une fête chrétienne qui célèbre le Messie venu et incarné dans le monde et recevant la visite et l'hommage des rois mages. Elle a lieu le 6 janvier. En France et en Belgique, puisque ce jour n'est pas férié, elle est célébrée le premier dimanche de Janvier sauf si celui-ci est le 1er janvier. La fête s'appelle aussi « Théophanie », qui signifie également la « manifestation de Dieu ». En Espagne, au Portugal (Bolo Rei) et dans les pays d'Amérique latine : Le Día de los Reyes Magos y est souvent un jour férié et les enfants y reçoivent leurs cadeaux plutôt qu'à Noël. En Belgique et aux Pays-Bas : on mange également une galette à la pâte d'amande. Le plus jeune se cache sous la table pour désigner les parts et le roi du jour choisit sa reine. Pendant la journée les enfants parcourent les rues en chantant la chanson de l'étoile et font du porte à porte pour recevoir des mandarines et des bonbons. Cette coutume tend à disparaître en Belgique. Dans les campagnes flamandes cela se fait encore. Notons au passage qu'en Wallonie, c'est à ce moment qu'on commence la préparation du Carnaval. Dans le sud des États-Unis la tradition de tirer les Rois ...
Quito to Andes Part 1 [08:33]
This video starts in Quito, Ecuador. After a tour of the city we traveled to the Middle of the Earth Park which lets you have one foot in the northern Hemisphere and on foot in the southern Hemisphere. Then we traveled up into the Andes Mountains ending the day at Cabanas del Lago Resort located at the base of a volcano on a lake. In the morning we visited a very large waterfall. That evening we stayed at Papallacta's Resort, Spa, and Hot Springs.
Guarani - Survivors of the Ecuadorian Jungle [22:47]
Guaraní are a group of culturally related indigenous peoples of South America. They are distinguished from the related Tupi by their use of the Guaraní language. The traditional range of the Guaraní people is in what is now Paraguay between the Uruguay River and lower Paraguay River, the Corrientes and Entre Ríos Provinces of Argentina, southern Brazil, and parts of Uruguay and Bolivia.Although their demographic dominance of the region has been reduced by European colonisation and the commensurate rise of mestizos, there are contemporary Guaraní populations in these areas. Most notably, the Guaraní language, still widely spoken across traditional Guaraní homelands, is one of the two official languages in Paraguay, the other one being Spanish.The language was once looked down upon by the upper and middle classes, but it is now often regarded with pride and serves as a symbol of national distinctiveness. The Paraguayan population learns Guaraní both informally from social interaction and formally in public schools. In modern Spanish Guaraní is also applied to refer to any Paraguayan national in the same way that Mexicans are labelled Aztecs and French are called Gauls. Film & cut by Hernan Vilchez. Produced by Kabopro Films for Blue Eyes & Sat 1, Germany, in September 2012 at Bameno, Yasuni National Park, Ecuador. Additional music: "Los Pastores" Mixtape (Chancha vía Circuito) "Duranibai - Cantos de la Tradición Waorani" (Asociación de mujeres Waorani de la ...
View of Quito - Ecuador from a tall apartment building in the middle of the City of Quito. [02:42]
Quitois the capital of Ecuador. It was founded in 1534 on the ruins of an ancient Inca city. Today, two million people live in Quito. It was the first city to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. uito lies between two mountain ranges and its altitude is 2800 metres or about 9200 feet. It may take you a couple of days to get accustomed to the altitude. Quito is roughly divided into three parts: the Old City at the centre, with southern and northern districts to either side. The greatest concentration of tourist facilities is in the North, including the airport. I took this video from the Northern district.