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A pretty church in Quito

Some of the amazing architecture that line the streets of the Old...

 

On the inside of this famous church, every square ince is covered...

All real gold!! (forgive the bad photos - photographs aren't allowed!)

 

 

In the distance you can see Quito's symbolic virgin on the hill

The same church with a very large door decorated with gold-leaf

 

 

 

The oldest church in Quito (about 500 years old)

Quito's skyline dotted with Colonial churches

 

 

 

 

A solid gold frame!!

 

 

 

 

On our way up the hill to the Basilica

It's a bit like Westminster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are going to climb to the top of the clock tower...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tara will be climbing up the top of that soon

 

 

 

 

 

Tara is there almost at the top

 

It's only a few hundred feet to the floor

We are going to the cathedral (in the background)

 

 

The president's guards

Beautiful altars in the cathedral

 

Mital del Mundo (the equator as measured in the 18th century)

 

 

 

The solar museum explained how the Quitocara indians actually knew where the...

 

 

 

Tara is very excited to jump from the north to south hemispheres...

 

 

 


Even in the rain, Quito is a beautiful city. We've spent our couple of days here visiting the many stunning churches, climbing up the very cool Basilica, hopping across the real equator (and the line the French got a bit wrong!) at Mitad del Mundo, practicing our Salsa with Roxana (who we met in San Cypriano)... and booking our flights to the Galapagos (yay!!! - we're going there on Monday!).



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