Sunday, April 27, 2014

InSPIREd Sunday

These are the twin spires of the
Basilica del Voto Nacional, in Quito.
Not very old (begun in 1887, inaugurated
101 years later), it is the largest neo-Gothic
basilica in the Americas.  Also maybe the highest,
since it sits on a high point of the city (which is
already more than 9,000 feet above sea level).

[To see more churches from around the world, visit Beth's meme.]


  1. You make it all look so fresh and alive. The housing at the bottom edge makes me wonder what it would be like to live there. Same as I feel about, say, Mont Saint Michel.

    I was really impressed with the synchronized double clocks, but it hasn’t always been thus.

  2. That's magnificent. Similar in some ways to Sydney's St Mary's Cathedral.

  3. Devotion reaching for the sky, and the clocks are in synch!! Great title for the post and lovely photo.

  4. gorgeous!! love the spires & those clocks. what a beauty. need to see this one in person. ( :

  5. Beautiful - looks a lot older than it is!

  6. Looks amazing - a real awesome (in the literal sense) statement. Just found your blog - looks great and following you as A Bit About Britain.

  7. Oh my! The Basilica is stunning. It certainly dwarfs the surrounding houses. Thanks for sharing!


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