Take Me Back To a Time When …

The decor in the common areas and the rooms of Chuquiragua Lodge, Michacha, Ecuador was interesting. Even though I have never lived in South America, I felt like I was taken back in time to the days of independent granjeros and campesinos.

Taken back to a time where skillful craftsmen made our furniture, where we ate what we grew and stayed home and entertained ourselves.

Below are some of the period pieces I captured during my stay.

Wooden cart wheel chandelier

Piano, candelabrum and gramophone

Sewing Machine

Wall photos of costumes from different regions

Radio

Record Player

Telephone

Camera

Chest of coins

Saddle

Horseshoe

Rancheros hats

Rum cask

Mill

Water pails

Patio

Water pump

As much as I enjoyed the colonial decor I felt more of the indigenous culture could have been incorporated.

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