Sunday, November 8, 2009

Foraging or Forgery in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Calle Pedro Carbo: Guayaquil. -
Por esta calle transitan los forjadores de la ciudad de Guayaquil, verdader simbolo de la economia del pais.  Su nombre nos recuerda a uno de los grandes hijos que ha tenido el Ecuador.

This translates something like:
Street Pedro Carbo: Guayaquil. -
This street passing the framers of the city of Guayaquil, genuine natural symbol of the country's economy. His name reminds us of one of the great sons who had the Ecuador.

This unused postcard is from 1970.

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Guayaquil, officially Santiago de Guayaquil, is the largest and the most populous city in Ecuador, as well as that nation's main port.

Legend tells that the city was named after an Indigenous Chief, "Guayas", and his wife, "Quil". Both of them chose to die before surrendering themselves to the Spaniards.

1 comment:

Postcardy said...

My Spanish dictionary translates forjador as forger (of metals); smith, blacksmith; inventor (of lies, stories, tricks, etc.)