Virgen de El Panecillo III, Quito, Ecuador by Al Bourassa

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This artwork is derived from a photograph taken during a tour of Ecuador and parts of Central America.
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Taken April 5, 2010 in the capital, Quito, Ecuador.

El Panecillo is a hill located in the middle west of the city at an altitude of about 9,895 ft (3,016 m) above sea level. A monument to the Virgin Mary is located on top of El Panecillo and is visible from most of the city of Quito. In 1976, the Spanish artist Agustín de la Herrán Matorras was commissioned by the religious order of the Oblates to build a 134.5 ft (41 m)–tall aluminum monument of a Madonna, which was assembled on a high pedestal on the top of Panecillo. Made of approximately 7,000 pieces of aluminum, the monument was inaugurated on March 28, 1976, by the 11th archbishop of Quito, Cardinal Pablo Muñoz Vega. The figure stands on top of a globe, standing on top of a chained snake , symbolizing her triumph over evil.


quito, statue, el panecillo, architecture, virgin mary, ecuador, street scene

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Formerly from Okotoks, Alberta, Canada, I now reside in Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador.

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  • Antanas
    Antanasabout 4 years ago

    so lovely capture, great shot….

  • Aciu my friend, and

    – Al Bourassa

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanabout 4 years ago

    You have been here?? I had once considered it as a place to retire…Please BM me and tell me more!!

  • I will BM you soon, and

    – Al Bourassa

  • Rita  H. Ireland
    Rita H. Irelandabout 4 years ago

    wow just lovely!

  • Vitta
    Vittaabout 4 years ago

    Excellent image!! Very,very beautiful!!! Instant FAV!!

  • Luv U, and

    – Al Bourassa

  • WatscapePhoto
    WatscapePhotoabout 4 years ago

    Great pov. Looks busy.

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 4 years ago

    Wow!! Really excellent!

  • Gena,

    – Al Bourassa

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherabout 4 years ago

    great catch

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations It’s my privillege as the Saturday Host of Your Country’s Best Group to feature six works from the group and your amazing artwork has been selected. Well done my friend. Please keep us supplied with such awesome images.

    Just click the globe to take you to the features page

    Regards, Don.
    Co-Host of Your Country’s Best Group

  • Cheers, Al

    – Al Bourassa

  • – Al Bourassa

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaabout 4 years ago

    Wow, what a fantastic view Al. Love it.

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1about 4 years ago

    I never realized how gorgeous Ecuador was until I saw your work – thanks for posting these!

  • It is truly a beautiful country, and

    – Al Bourassa

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