Sunday, September 30, 2007

This will be another photo that you might want to enlarge, as it shows these little tiny homes alongside the road with their laundry hanging out front. This whole section of road is peppered with these. The angle of the whole thing isn't the greatest...but you'll get the idea anyway. ;)
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Saturday, September 29, 2007

The view from the top of a city street...there is so much to see in these neighborhoods that are high up. Surprisingly, in many of these areas it is the very poor who live with the million dollar views (click photo to enlarge). This is much different than what I am accustomed to and find it rather refreshing! ;)
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Friday, September 28, 2007

Look at the beautiful big blue sky we had yesterday in Quito! I ventured into a new/higher area of the city yesterday to get a better view...some people say that once you've seen one view, you've seen them all, but I continue to be fascinated with the amazing beauty that is laid out in this nest of the Andes Mountains. If you click the photo to enlarge, you will once again see snow capped Mt. Cotopaxi in the center of the photo. :) What can I say? It's everywhere!
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Thursday, September 27, 2007

13, Going Up!

Anyone tired of city shots? Well, I guess that is the point of the Daily Photo blog, isn't it? :) Shown here is another view from the hotel - this one taken from the elevator on the uppermost floor (13, I believe - though more like 15 or 16 in reality). Obviously it was a glass elevator!
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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

A closer view of yesterdays castle...couldn't get any closer as there is a gate all around (as you can see in yesterdays shot). I would have liked to have gotten the whole thing, but in order to step back to capture the magnitude of it all, I would have had to have been willing to be flattened by oncoming traffic. I love the Daily Blogger business, but not THAT much. ;)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

I was really taken by the view from our hotel room, primarily because it showcased the lovely blue and white castle looking building...which though apparently I have driven by many, many times, I have never actually noticed. Come to find out, it actually houses a security company... which is a teeny bit fairy princess or anyone actually living there. ;)

Monday, September 24, 2007

Last night my husband and I stayed at the Swiss Hotel here in Quito and were surrounded by quite a lot of beauty...both scenic and human made. Over the next few days I will share some of my findings. :) Pictured today is a beautiful building...made by a human. ;)
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Sunday, September 23, 2007

One of these days I am going to catch one of the BIG planes coming in. They fly in so low and large that you think they are for sure going to land on the building next door. The Quito airport has a runway of 3,120 meters (this is quite short!) in length by 46 meters width.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

A beautiful clear shot of Mt. Cotopaxi, amidst the big, puffy clouds. :)

Friday, September 21, 2007

Remember this pretty lady? Well, we finally met her, up close and personal! She was right outside of the restaurant, Pims, at the Panacillo. She is GINORMOUS - sort of like the Statue of Liberty of Quito.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Another shot from last night...

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

City Lights

Tonight we tried out a new restaurant in Central (Colonial) Quito. The view shown above is facing North into the city and had spectacular views. The two peaked greenish looking building in the center of the photo is the National Basilica, which I have featured a few different times, but particularly in this shot where you see one of the two twin clock towers. I am a little disappointed in the fact that it was a bit foggy, because when we first arrived it was clear as could be but I waited to take photos until after dinner. Ah well, now I'll just have to go back again!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Monday, September 17, 2007

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Sunday, September 16, 2007

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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Another glimpse into a small part of the back yard of the ambassador. What a view, eh?

Friday, September 14, 2007

Another interesting piece of artwork in Quito. He pedals and rotates, so by the time I had my camera aimed on him (in the car), he was facing this direction. :)
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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Que Rico!

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

This is one of those photo opportunities when I wish for a fabulous camera with high clarity for far away shots. This is SUCH a beautiful view of Quito nestled between the mountain peaks as you're coming into the city. I cropped it down a bit in the 2nd photo, but the first one is left untouched so you can appreciate the cobblestone road that we were driving in on. :)

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Anyone for ice cream?

This is one of the local ice cream men - isn't he festive?

Monday, September 10, 2007

Everywhere there were flowers and gorgeous mountainous scenes. :)

(see below two posts for further details)

Sunday, September 9, 2007

The ambassador residence...U.S. taxpayers dollars hard at work...

Saturday, September 8, 2007

I'm baaaack!

Hi all - or the one or two who might actually still be checking in here to see if Quito Daily still exists! We are back from the states, have been for almost a month, but more importantly I have had time to take some photos...finally! Today, along with many other Americans, we spent the afternoon at the home of the ambassador of the U.S. luncheoning outside. She has a lovely, lovely "backyard" and so I enjoyed some photo time out there. I have contemplated changing the name of this site to "Quito Daily Foliage", as it's what I enjoy photographing the most, but I know there are those out there who do want to see the City. I'll continue to do what I can, but know that my heart lies in the garden. ;)