Plaza San Blas, Quito

I’m slowly making progress with some 1,800 images taken in Quito, Ecuador, last year and decided to take a break with this one for today’s Pic du Jour, the 125th (!) straight. Looks exhilarating, doesn’t it?

This was taken nearly one year ago and I can still vividly remember the boy’s reaction –certainly the widest smile I’d seen that day– when his father told him it was ok to run through the fountain.

This is just across the street from the Plaza San Blas where I was based for a week near the heart of the Ecuadoran capital’s historical center.

Quito, Ecuador, 24-May-2013


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  1. Syd says

    Fantastic energy in this shot. Love it.

    1. Bob R says

      Thanks Syd! So do I. 🙂

  2. Michele says

    You have managed to capture look of pure happiness in this photo. I love the fish in the background some pretty clever gardeners.

    1. Bob R says

      Thanks – yes the landscaping was very nice. I like the wide variety of lines and shapes here on both the ground and in the foreground.

  3. Samantha says

    Aww he looks so little next to the fountain, how cute!

  4. Gabor Kovacs says

    This is a picture that just makes you stare at it for a while. The little kid running through the fountain, it can be seen as if he was running towards the water coming out from the ground. A moment of joy captured, simply wonderful!

  5. Constance - Foreign Sanctuary says

    A great shot – you captured it perfectly! It looks like the boy is having the time of his life!

    1. Bob R says

      He was definitely enjoying himself. 🙂

  6. lisa b says

    how fun! the story behind the image makes it twice as great! z

  7. Otto von Münchow says

    You have captured a delightful moment. We can really feel the joy in the little fellow. Running after the water! Great energy.

  8. Dave Cole says

    Lovely shot – the movement of the boy and the fountain go nicely together. And those are some colorful shrubs in back of the fountain.

  9. Brianna says

    I love this shot, this child just looks so full of joy 🙂

  10. Alli says

    I love this shot – it says so much!

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