Old Town, Quito

Winged virgin of Quito
The winged virgin of Quito looks out over the city. This is an aluminum replica of the statue created for the Church of San Francisco in the 18th century. She has occupied this perch atop El Panecillo since 1976.
Winged virgin
Church of San Francisco
Church of San Francisco, 1534
Church of San Francisco
All that glitters is gold (leaf)
The Basilica of the National Vow
The Basilica of the National Vow
Quito street
Plaza de la Independencia
Plaza de la Independencia
Plaza de la Independencia
Republica del Cacao
You are never far from a chocolate shop in Quito
La Iglesia de la Compania
La Iglesia de la Compania,1765
La Iglesia de la Comanie
La Iglesia de la Compania
This is the back of the church. To the left of the door is a stairway. To the right is a painting of a stairway
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11 Responses to Old Town, Quito

  1. We love Quito, beautiful pictures that took me right back there. Maggie

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  2. La Iglesia de la Compania,1765: What beautiful columns!

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  3. Lovely photos, Ken. I had to look up Quito to find out which country it was located in and discovered something fascinating that I hadn’t thought about before. Quito, Ecuador, is the second highest capital city in the world. That led me to look for information about other capitals in the world and I found a very interesting chart: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_capital_cities_by_elevation. I noticed that so many capitals (and countries) around the globe are vulnerable to rising sea levels, underscoring challenges I rarely see mentioned in the news. Thank you for inspiring curiosity!

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  4. Donna Janke says:

    Beautiful photos. I would love exploring this city.

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  5. Bumba says:

    Quite a church!

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