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Plaza de San Francisco

Plaza San Francisco, Quito, Revisited

This was taken in front of the Church of San Francisco in Quito, which dominates its eponymous square in the center of the Ecuadorian capital. When I observed these two women, I thought about the forces that conspire to make our lives intersect, even if briefly. I've posted about the square a number of times, one I found myself drawn to…
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Shawl Vendors, Quito

At the Plaza de San Francisco in Quito’s centro historico, just two of the dozens of vendors who hawk shawls, scarves, fruit, drinks, gum, cigarettes, meals and sweets there each day, and among the multitudes who fan out across the city. This was taken during the tail end of an anti-government demonstration as protesters gathered and milled…
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Plaza de San Francisco, Quito

Today’s Pic du Jour, the 124th (!) straight, is set at the Plaza de San Francisco in Quito’s historic center. It’s built on top of Incan ruins, the palace of Atahualpa, the last Inca emperor, among them. I got the impression that whatever was unhappily buried there sends up an occasional disconcerting growl. A few minutes before this woman and…
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