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


Record Player



Chest of coins



Rancheros hats

Rum cask


Water pails


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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