From Hacienda La Ciénega, near Cotopaxi, Ecuador.
Humanity takes the wild beauty of Ecuador and cultivates it into a garden. La Ciénega is a centuries-old manor house near the base of Cotopaxi mountain that has played guest to many important people such as Alexander von Humboldt. We ate lunch there after hiking in the Cotopaxi cloud forest. Both the house and the gardens are beautiful.