Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Virgin de El Panecillo

Another sketch from my trip to Ecuador. The statue on the left side of the page is the Virgin of the Panecillo in Quito, Ecuador. I wondered what Panecillo meant and came to learn it means small bread roll. It is also the name of the hill that the Virgin stands on top of which I suppose looks like a small bread roll from a distance. Anyway, we visited the statue on the third day we were in Quito. I also took a few photos of the construction of the statue which, in case you were wondering, is 148 feet high and is Number 42 of the Tallest Statues in the World.

The sketch on the right is near the Plaza de Independencia in Quito.

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