Fiesta a la Señora de Guápulo by Bear Guerra

A small glimpse of the last day of Guápulo's largest street party, in Quito. Images from Sunday, 06 September 2015. © Bear Guerra.

In the grand finale of the three-day festival -- which became a local tradition in 1587 -- a girl and a boy (the queen and the king) paraded down Guápulo's steep and narrow main street alongside dancers dressed as clowns and gorillas, while a brass band played on and people threw oranges into the crowd. It was straight out of a Fellini film.