Rainy Quito From The Hilton


Quito is at 9000 feet attitude and it does rain. Took a tour this morning and discovered the Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, the most beautiful and opulent church I’ve ever seen. (YouTube here
Magnificent paintings and sculpture, the latter covered in gold leaf extracted from the hills around here. The church was built over a 160 year period ending in 1765.
This is a cathedral covered in gold!!! The 17th century was very good in some contexts. Of course, no photos there as flash may dim the gold. 
More later, but I do love traveling in Latin America.

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