We began our morning in Quito with a breakfast at a corner restaurant. We both had fruit salads. Nan had freshly squeezed orange juice while I had coffee in hot milk and a roll. We then explored the area around the Simon Bolivar statue.
Behind the statue is a large park with this fountain.
The park contains the busts of many prominent Equadorians and at the center is the original astronomical observatory (still in use).
The North end of the park has a large lake and canal where you can rent boats to paddle around.
We then walked up the hill past many shops selling tile and other floorings to see the Basilica.
It seems as though the roof of the basillica needs some work… Dan!
The new basillica is large enough to hold 10,000 worshipers.
Some natives close to the basillica.
As we were heading back to our room we heard a brass band playing. It was a big ceremony at the Simon Bolivar statue with the presidents of Ecuador and Bolivia in attendance.