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Virgen de El Panecillo III, Quito, Ecuador

Al Bourassa

Cuenca, Ecuador

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This artwork is derived from a photograph taken during a tour of Ecuador and parts of Central America.
I do hope you enjoy my work.
Comments are graciously accepted.
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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.

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