Latacunga, with Cotopaxi in the background.

The highway leading out of Latacunga during the March 2006 uprising.

 

On the highway leading into Latacunga during the March 2006 uprising.
Picking flowers with La Señora.
The view from my front door in downtown Latacunga, March 2006.
Fires burned at nearly every intersection downtown for days.
A blue heart painted on the roadside where there was a traffic fatality.

 

City Hall, built from pumice after the last eruption, as seen from Parque Vincente Leon.
The view from my front lawn, where I lived while writing the epilogue to this book in 2017. Beyond the vacant lot and abandoned house, Cotopaxi threatens.