Since this is so far past New Years in San Clemente Ecuador that it is no longer relative, I will keep this to a photo post.
Some fun action shots.
Fire and fireworks
Fireworks in the streets.
A large boat on its way to be burnt.
See the monogote on the windshield of the car?
Some people write elaborate letters about their effigy.
Note the guy taking a picture of a monogote taking a picture. And yes, I took a picture of a guy taking a picture of a guy taking a picture.
These represent President Correa having oil on his hands and the whole camera crew were created too.
Another oily handed Correa.
The monogote’s (effigy) burning on the brand new stairs in San Clemente.
Note that the nice plastic rails are melting. They were a week old at this point.
A monogote on its way to its death.
My effigies. Yep, they got burnt!!
The lighting of the effigies.
All the “snow” in these pictures is actually particles in the ocean breeze.
The band that played for a few hours.
They did a great job.
Local beer vendors.
The Simpson family effigy.
Figuring it out… 1 more NYE at a time.