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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Mellow Yellow Monday: taxi in Quito, Ecuador

© Photo by Richard Schear, November, 2006

We laughed when we woke up our first morning in our Quito hotel, which was in the former British embassy, and looked out the front window of our room to see a familiar picture of The Kentucky Colonel.

There were many mellow yellows around The Colonel and his bucket-hatted young admirer, but this taxi was a far-from-mellow yellow, undoubtedly for increased visibility.

The sky, at 9000 feet (2750 meters) above sea level, rivaled the buses for blueness. After I got used to the altitude, we enjoyed staying in Quito and seeing something of the country of Ecuador before, and after, a yacht cruise in the Galapagos Islands five years ago.

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17 comments:

Gattina said...

Blue bus and yellow taxi ! I think I have never seen a blue bus I mean a public one !

Venus Layugan said...

this is perfect for blue monday and ruby tuesday too :) and wednesday whites also ;)

hope you can stop by also,

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Mara said...

That is blue! My goodness, it almost hurts your eyes as much as the yellow does!

Andy said...

I saw the Colonel in person one time at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. (He lived in Mississauga.) He was in the lobby surround by people. He looked and dressed exactly like he is seen on the poster.
The yellow cab really stands out along side the blue bus. The scenery with the mountain in the background is beautiful.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

What a striking contrast with the taxi cab. Love the mountain range in the backdrop.

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One said...

KFC is all over the world. Chinese New Year is around the corner. I am glad that KFC is one of the few shops which shall be opened during the festive holidays.

Fran said...

What a fabulous colour yellow! These food chains (KFC) are taking over the world! xxx

Kim, USA said...

I see my favorite fast food store KFC! ^_^

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Leslie said...

That's almost a neon yellow!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Oh yeah, that is an exotic sign there ;>). Our grandkids who just visited us are including the Galapagos on their current travel itinerary -- I am so envious!

Liz said...

Beautiful shot. Have a fabulous week.

Liz @ MLC
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Martha Z said...

Our American culture shows itself every where.
Blue skies can almost always be found at that altitude. Only fires bring hazy skies to our cabin.

chubskulit said...

KFC is everywhere, don't they? Nice shot.


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jeannette said...

I know this is about yellow, but I chuckled when seeing KFC in Ecuador, because there are a few US fast food places in most of the countries of the world -KFC is one of them!

wifetoalineman02 said...

beautiful view of the mountain, loved it :-) visiting from Mellow Yellow Monday, hope that you can return the visit too.

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Ann said...

Equador or USA, KFC has arrived in Equador. In 1977, we didn't have KFC in Sarawak.

Leah H. said...

Yum, KFC! Nice photo..Thank's for sharing:)

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