Quito

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century home

of Ecuador's citizens through the years include a hearth scene from a 16th-century home, a battle scene against the Spanish, and illustrations of the building of Iglesia de San Francisco church. *'''Botanical Gardens'''. The Jardin Botanico is located on the southwest side of Parque La Carolina. It's a wonderful escape from the city, with all of Ecuador's ecosystems represented with a wide variety of flora. You can take a guided tour or just wander. The highlight for many people are the two glassed


run place

internet, free tea coffee aromaticas all day, friendly family run place, 2 mins from Itchimbia park - more great views. 6 USD per person per night. *


incredible speed

bartered to Pizarro's group most of his ships, horses, and ammunition, plus most of his men, for a comparatively modest sum of money, and Alvarado returned to Guatemala. - 29. June 30, 1993 Quito, Ecuador 2–0 Win 1993 Copa América (Copa América 1993) *By October 1939, Avianca acquired the first Douglas DC-3 aircraft arriving in the country, flying at the then-incredible speed of 200 miles per hour. *Beginning in 1946


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director of the Ecuadorian Institute of Folklore. He began to explore more experimental techniques of art making incorporating collage and objects into his canvases. He made his first assemblage works in 1968 and appeared in his first "Happening" that same year in Quito. He began to exhibit his work internationally in the 1960s including the 1964 Bienale of Córdoba (Córdoba (Argentina)), Argentina, and the 1969 São Paulo Bienal for which he received honorable mention. His work became more sculptural in the 1970s such as his Multiples series of assemblage works that used rag dolls and other found objects. He has been twice candidate to the Prince of Asturias Awards. '''Oswaldo Viteri''' (born Ambato (Ambato, Ecuador), Ecuador, 1931) is a neo-figurative artist. Viteri gained recognition for his assemblage work but has worked in a wide variety of media including painting, drawing, printmaking and mosaics. He began his education as a student of architecture at the Central University (Central University of Ecuador) of Quito in 1951. He worked in the workshop of Oswaldo Guayasamín and in 1959 Viteri assisted him on a mural commission for the Ministry of Public Works. During the 1960s he focused on painting and studying anthropology and folklore, In 1966, he finished his degree in architecture and Viteri was appointed director of the Ecuadorian Institute of Folklore. He began to explore more experimental techniques of art making incorporating collage and objects into his canvases. He made his first assemblage works in 1968 and appeared in his first "Happening" that same year in Quito. He began to exhibit his work internationally in the 1960s including the 1964 Bienale of Córdoba (Córdoba (Argentina)), Argentina, and the 1969 São Paulo Bienal for which he received honorable mention. His work became more sculptural in the 1970s such as his Multiples series of assemblage works that used rag dolls and other found objects. He has been twice candidate to the Prince of Asturias Awards. *'''Ecuador''' **Quito - Mariscal Sucre International Airport - Aircraft: Airbus A319 (Airbus A320 family) *'''Peru''' Host city election and organization Santiago (Santiago, Chile), Chile, was originally named the host of the 10th Pan American Games, but it withdrew in 1984 due to the political and financial problems. Quito, Ecuador, was named to replace Santiago, but it also withdrew, in late 1984. Desperate, PASO held a new election. Indianapolis was planning to bid on the 1991 Games, but, at the request of the United States Olympic Committee, submitted a bid for 1987. Since many sports facilities were already in place, PASO announced on December 18, 1985 that Indianapolis would be the host. Havana, Cuba, was also interested, but PASO appeased Fidel Castro by agreeing to give Havana the 1991 games provided that Cuba participated at Indianapolis. Missionaries Jim Elliot first heard of the Huaorani in 1950 from a former missionary to Ecuador, and afterwards indicated that God had called him to Ecuador to evangelize the Huaorani. He began corresponding with his friend Pete Fleming about his desire to minister in Ecuador, and in 1952 the two men set sail for Guayaquil as missionaries with the Plymouth Brethren. Elliot, 19–21, 24. Stoll (1982), 282–83. For six months they lived in Quito with the goal of learning Spanish (Spanish language). They then moved to Shandia, a Quechua mission station (mission (station)) deep in the Ecuadorian jungle. There they worked under the supervision of a Mission Aviation Fellowship missionary, Wilfred Tidmarsh, and began exposing themselves to the culture and studying the Quechua language. Elliot, 25–26, 28–32. Search Not receiving word from Saint at 4:30 p.m. immediately caused his wife Marj to worry, but she did not tell anyone about the lack of communication until that evening. The next morning, January 9, Johnny Keenan flew to the camp site, and at 9:30 a.m. he reported via radio to the wives that the plane was stripped of its fabric, and that the men were not there. The Commander in Chief of the Caribbean Command (Unified Combatant Command#History), Lieutenant General William K. Harrison, was contacted, and Quito-based radio station HCJB released a news bulletin saying that five men were missing in Huaorani territory. Soon, aircraft from the United States Air Rescue Service in Panama were flying over the jungle, and a ground search party consisting of missionaries and military personnel was organized. The first two of the bodies were found on January 11, and on Thursday, Ed McCully's body was identified by a group of Quechuas. They took his watch as evidence of the finding but did not move his body from its location on the bank of the Curaray; it later washed away. Two more bodies were found on January 12. The searchers hoped that one of the unidentified bodies would be McCully, thinking that perhaps one of the men had escaped. However, on January 13, all four of the bodies found were positively identified by watches and wedding rings, and McCully's body was not among them, confirming that all five were dead. In the midst of a tropical storm (tropical cyclone), they were buried in a common grave at Palm Beach on January 14 by members of the ground search party. Elliot, 195–200, 233–39. ''New York Times'' articles Gutierrez held numerous individual exhibitions and is represented in many galleries and museums in New York (New York City), Los Angeles (Los Angeles, California), Chicago, Pasadena (Pasadena, California), Washington (Washington, D.C.), Great Britain, Osaka, Guayaquil, Quito, Mexico City, Munich, Havana, Guadalajara (Guadalajara, Jalisco), Monterrey, Panamá (Panama), and São Paulo. Early life '''Camilo Alejandro Egas Silva''' was born in Quito, Ecuador in 1889 and grew up in the San Blas neighborhood. He studied at the College of San Gabriel y Mejia before enrolling, Egas studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Quito in 1905. Ades, Dawn. ''Art in Latin America: The Modern Era 1820-1980.'' New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006: 343. ISBN 0-300-04561-1. He stayed at the school until 1911 and studied under Paul Bar and Víctor Puiz.In 1919, Egas studied at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid on a second government grant. Born in Píntag, in the Quito district of Ecuador, Maldonado left home at a young age in order to observe and learn from nature. Both nature and the indigenous themes have been a fundamental inspiration for much of his work. Maldonado studied art at the School of Fine Arts in Guayaquil. By 1953, Maldonado was teaching drawing and art history at the American School of Guayaquil. In 1955, Maldonado traveled the Ecuadorian coast painting the people of the coast and landscapes. The statistics for '''Islam in Ecuador''' estimate a total Muslim population of about 275. commons:Quito


fine collection

until about 7PM. It's a great spot to watch the fading of the light on the mountainside with the floodlights of the Old Town's churches. *'''Museo Guayasamin'''. This musueum houses the collection of Ecuador's most renowned contemporary artists, Oswaldo Guayasamin. It has a fine collection of pre-Columbian, colonial and independence art, as well as housing many of the artist's works. You can also visit the nearby Chapel of Man (Capilla del Hombre


conservative culture

conservative culture. 17 12 1994 align left death_place Quito, Ecuador occupation Novelist, Essayist, Journalist, Historian, Diplomat '''Alfredo Pareja Diez Canseco


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. They also offer coffee, cookies and souvenirs (e.g. chocolate and cool t-shirts). Dance Clubs La Mariscal offers tons of places for dancing or just drinks. *'''Varadero''' - Reina Victoria 1751 and La Pinta; Small, local and super sweaty, this bar-restaurant packs in the crowds for high-energy live Cuban music. Small cover to get in and drinks are moderately expensive. *'''El Aguijon''' - A favorite of locals and tourist, if you like ska, new punk and all kinds of alternative rock music


nearby+natural

the Spectacled bear can be sighted for about two months every year. Some of the other nearby natural attractions are: * Maquipucuna Reserve Conservation, community projects, bird watching, spectacled bear watching * Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve conservation and bird watching lodge * Cayambe (Cayambe (volcano)) - Coca Ecological Reserve ** Papallacta & Oyacachi thermal springs * Cotopaxi National Park * Mindo (Mindo, Ecuador) Nambillo cloud forest * Illiniza volcano * Pasochoa Wildlife Refuge * Pichincha (Pichincha Volcano) volcano with its peaks Wawa Pichincha and Ruku Pichincha Education Universities According to the National Council for Higher Education of Ecuador (CONESUP), these are the universities founded in or around Quito before 2006: commons:Quito


including painting

variety of media including painting, drawing, printmaking and mosaics. He began his education as a student of architecture at the Central University (Central University of Ecuador) of Quito in 1951. He worked in the workshop of Oswaldo Guayasamín and in 1959 Viteri assisted him on a mural commission for the Ministry of Public Works. During the 1960s he focused on painting and studying anthropology and folklore, In 1966, he finished his degree in architecture and Viteri was appointed

. His work became more sculptural in the 1970s such as his Multiples series of assemblage works that used rag dolls and other found objects. He has been twice candidate to the Prince of Asturias Awards. '''Oswaldo Viteri''' (born Ambato (Ambato, Ecuador), Ecuador, 1931) is a neo-figurative artist. Viteri gained recognition for his assemblage work but has worked in a wide variety of media including painting, drawing, printmaking and mosaics. He began his education as a student


numerous sculptures

; is the largest urban park in South America at ). The park is located in northern Quito, on the hill of Bellavista (Bellavista, Quito) behind Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa. The park is suited for mountain biking, walking, and running. Most of it is eucalyptus forest with trails, but there also are numerous sculptures on display. The park has four sites that can be used for picnics

Quito

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The historic center of Quito has one of the largest, least-altered and best-preserved historic centers in the Americas.

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