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Trip to the Basilica

Posted by on September 14, 2010

We were able to weave some of the culture of Quito into our Spanish lessons today. We first went to a museum and learned and saw a lot of history from Ecuador dating back to ‘before Christ”. Unfortunately we couldn’t take pictures, so sorry.
We then we able to go to the Basilica in Quito which was built in 1930. We had the opportunity to climb to the top, yes the TOP of the towers in the Basilica, all the way up to the Belfry and beyond. It was quite the experience! Although we took many pictures like the ones below, we should have taken pictures of the ‘steps’ we took to get to the top. Most were basically a ladder! I (Kim) am not really afraid of heights, but I was pretty nervous! We had a great time! Enjoy the pictures!

Interior of the Basilica

Stained glass-I think it is called "Rosada, Rosada", but don't quote me

We are smiling, but we're a little scared since we are at the top of the South tower

The South tower, viewed from the 2 towers

View from the South tower

View from the 2nd floor looking up

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