|The Presidential Palace in Quito prior |
to the ceremonial changing of the guard
|The Yazells being touristas in Quito!|
|Vice Presidente Moreno is in the center of this photo.|
In any case, we hope you enjoy the photos we took during the ceremony and hope you get a chance to enjoy this simple but elegant ceremony for yourself when you visit:
|Here comes the guards!|
|No patriotic ceremony is complete without a good military band!|
|Some high step marching was called for as the guards assembled!|
|Students provided vocal accompaniment for the National Anthem.|
|The Ecuadorian flag is raised on the center tower of the palace during the National Anthem.|
|Colorful uniforms on units throughout the plaza made an impressive sight!|
Quito was the very first city ever named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's historico centro has beautiful churches, government buildings, museums, wonderful plazas and a mixture of great architecture that includes old European , gothic and even a little art deco in addition to the classic colonial.
This is a must stop for any visitor to Ecuador, especially if you plan to spend a day or two in Quito in transition to the coast, the Amazonia, the Galapagos or even the rest of the Andean Sierra.