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La Calle de las Siete Cruces, Quito, Ecuador The Street of the Seven Crosses takes its name from the concentration of religious buildings, each from a different era in history. The fifth church and cross, for example, were built in 1613 in the Baroque style, with the outer walls carved from volcanic rock, while the interior is carved and covered in gold leaf. Along the route of these siete cruces—approximately half a mile along García Moreno Street—you’ll also find small businesses, spice…

Along the route of these siete cruces—approximately half a mile along García Moreno Street—you’ll also find small businesses, spice shops, cafés, and beauty salons interspersed between religious centers.

Caminho do Comboio Road, Madeira, Portugal Ernest Hemingway found the ride along this street to be thrilling. So says his wife Mary Welsh Hemingway, who describes his 1954 visit to the island of Madeira in her memoir, How It Was. Not much has changed on the Caminho do Comboio since. There are no sidewalks, and the most popular, albeit touristy, means of transportation remains a wicker basket toboggan “driven” by humans on foot (you can opt to walk, drive, or take a nearby cable car instead)…

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Streets of Gold and Silver, Seattle - taken from the 72nd floor of the Columbia Center - photo by Donna Read (donnaread50@aol.com)

Streets of Gold and Silver - Seattle, Washington from the floor of the Columbia Center.

san agustin - quito

san agustin - quito

Monasterio de El Carmen Alto, Quito, Ecuador.  Nuns of this convent still make the kinds of traditional sweets found in my historical novel.  Their sweets, including lemons filled with sweetened cream, can be purchased at the convent store, along with embroideries and beeswax candles. https://acmrs.org/publications/catalog/pachacuti-world-overturned

Monasterio de El Carmen Alto, Quito, Ecuador. Nuns of this convent still make the kinds of traditional sweets found in my historical novel. Their sweets, including lemons filled with sweetened cream, can be purchased at the convent store, along with embroideries and beeswax candles. https://acmrs.org/publications/catalog/pachacuti-world-overturned

Nave principal El Carmen alto, Quito - Ecuador

Nave principal El Carmen alto, Quito - Ecuador

San Agustin Church 1580, Quito, Ecuador

San Agustin Church 1580, Quito, Ecuador

El Sagrario in Old Quito has a superb dome covered with frescos representing biblical scenes with archangels.

El Sagrario in Old Quito has a superb dome covered with frescos representing biblical scenes with archangels.

Love Session in Paris with D'Arcy Benincosa Photography | Wedding Sparrow

Love Session in Paris with D'Arcy Benincosa Photography

St. Hilarion kastély, amelyről Walt Disney Hófehérke kastélyát mintázta

St. Hilarion kastély, amelyről Walt Disney Hófehérke kastélyát mintázta

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