This is the home page of Jerry Lowery a redneck born in Mississippi but who has spent all of his adult life in Mobile Alabama. He has recently moved to Ecuador where he plans to travel extensively through Ecuador and other South American Countries. This is a chronicle of those travels
We will start with the worst photos first. This is a photo of a native Ecuadorian dressed in native clothes. He is wearing a panama hat made in Ecuador and and a wool poncho also made in Ecuador. The first panama hat was made in Ecuador and not Panama
Look at this delicious fruit. Makes your mouth water doesn't it.This is inside the 9th of October Market.
The white building on the left is the entrance to the 9th of October Market. I though I had a photo of the whole building but the camera shifted to the right for some reason
Fresh vegetables. The big white mound is corn taken off the cob. The Ecuadoran people like big kernels of corn. All the vegetables are fresh and the Quichuan lady usually shells the beans and peas when she has no customers
How about a pork sandwich or a portion to take home for the family diner tonight
How about a big bowl of chicken soup with a big piece of chicken.Cost $1.20. Notice how clean the booths are in the market. There are no flies to be seen even though the doors are wide open
Every time you go to 9th de November Market you will find the birds. You will also finds the cute children chasing the birds.
This is similar to a food plaza in a mall. Each booth has different types of Ecuadoran food.
This is the San Francisco market. There are 2 parts to this market, this is the local vendors market. It is composed of this tin structure and the goods are never removed. The ceviche vendor is doing a brisk business. Ceviche is one of my Miller/Lowery family's favourite dish it is composed of raw fish, chilli peppers, onions and tomatoes marinated in citrus juices.
This is the other vendors in The San Francisco market. These are the Quichean natives from Otavalo in Northern Ecuador. They bring their goods in every day and display them.
Another photo of an Otavalo display. Their goods are suppose to be made by the Quinchean natives. You really have to bargain to get the best price on their goods. Their mark up is very high.
Another view of the local vendors market. It takes up most of the San Francisco Square. There are a lot of stalls inside the structure. This whole square is going to be demolished and returned to it's original purpose as a park. There will be a two story building to house the market and an underground parking for cars.
This is a photo of a pretty Quichean Lady. She didn't know I was taking her photo and I didn't ask her. Shame on me.
This a photo of street vendors. You find them all over town. They will shell and sell their product right on the street. No need for a garden or a deep freeze over here. You get hungry just run out on the street look around and you can get fresh vegetables ready to be thrown a pot and cooked.
This a photo of a breadline. I have never seen a bakery where people were lined up. They must make pretty good bread products at this one. All bread products are made by small bakeries and there are hundreds of them over here. Bread is called pan.
You see this fruit arrangement all over town. You would think that something would upset the wheelbarrow and throw strawberries all over the street.
Well I started with the most ugliest Ecuadoran photo, so I will end with the second most ugliest Ecuadoran