They include shots of the oldest church, which dates back to the 1530’s, and many were taken from the balcony of the Presidential Palace.
Quito is a treasure trove of historic buildings, and home to some incredible rooftops. In this post, rather than my usual groundling-level photos of old buildings, try to visualize yourself as the rooster in the first photo below, standing up top, getting a great view and new perspectives.
(But perhaps not being quite as noisy in the morning.)
By random good luck, recently I was able to spend several days in Quito. It is a fascinating city, and people there are pleasant and friendly. And the Ecuadorians were very patient with a Norteamericano wandering around lost, somewhat dazed from sleep deprivation and the altitude, and speaking a kind of mélange of high school Castilian, Mexican, and Chilean Spanish, and many words I apparently invented or randomly inserted from other languages. Wait, I meant mezcla, I think, not mélange, I don’t even speak French, see what I mean?
This picture above is the sign for a spectacular 1933 movie palace, seating 2,200, and named for one of Ecuador’s national heroes.
I mostly photographed the wonderful colonial-era buildings, but thought I’d do a post with snapshots of street scenes and people from walking around town. It’s a wonderful place to go wandering.