February 17, 2011 by Ted
[blogpost made in the USA before the trip]
Everywhere in Ecuador you’ll see murals. Some along walkways, commissioned by city governments; some inside church buildings or hospitals or schools. Much of them are done by and for children, and there are a lot of children in Ecuador.
This was in the military hospital where we worked in Riobamba last year. Jane and Kathy stand next to Christ the Healer. Ecuadorians have no problem with religious art, symbols and shrines in their public buildings, schools and hospitals.
Daughter Christina with friends. The mural reads, "Sow around yourself goodness and forgiveness so that tomorrow you may reap fruits of peace and happiness."
At a nursery school next to a clinic where we worked
At a small church in a very small village. That's me walking outside the boat, and I think Peter was the only other fisherman to do this.
In Riobamba last year we worked at a military hospital and slept and ate on the base. I have never seen so much military art and never dreamed there would even be a "tank genre". Here Kristophe and Alec ham it up in the officers' dining hall where we had meals.