sunrise in quito over plaza de san francisco

sunrise over plaza san francisco

a few shots from a sunrise in quito, ecuador:

sunrise over plaza san francisco

sunrise over la plaza de san francisco as viewed from the luxurious mansion-turned-hotel casa gangotena.  Destroyed by fire in 1914, the mansion was rebuilt in 1926 by the prominent Gangotena family.  The mansion was sold and after a $10 million renovation, reopened in october 2011 as a hotel.

sunrise in the andes

a look to the andean hills/mountains dotted with colorful, boxy buildings


sunrise over the domes of la iglesia de la compania de jesussome lens flare as the sun rises over la iglesia de la compañia (the jesuit church: church of the society of jesus)

the fake-tree cell phone tower made me chuckle.