Here are some photos from our first day in Ecuador. The first day we did a walking tour of Old Town, Quito and then went up to the equator. D is a geographer, and I make books with maps, so being at the equator was geo-geeky cool for us!
La Catedral Metropolitana, in the Plaza Grande, the heart of Old Town Quito, or Centro Historico.
Inside the San Francisco monastary, the oldest monastery in all the Americas.
La Compania de Jesus, known as Quito's Sistine Chapel for its amazingly painted ceiling. Most of the inside is covered in gold leaf.
At La Mitad del Mundo, the middle of the world.
Silly touristy photo, but it had to be done. One foot in each hemisphere.