Walk down any street and look up: You'll see amazing architectural details on the balconies in Cuenca, with plenty of eye-popping color and details in the iron and woodwork. No wonder this is a UNESCO city.
I had a desperate need to grab the Big C's – you know, coffee and cash – so I went out for a walk. I decided to head down Simon Bolivar to the Banco Pichincha on the corner of Remingo Crespo and Mariscal Sucre. This is only about an eight block walk from our home.
So, iPhone in hand, I decided to explore Cuenca's streets to search for its colonial balconies and take a closer look at the intricate wrought ironwork. Here is what I found.