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Ecuador - Quito by lux69aeterna Ecuador - Quito by lux69aeterna
Quito is the capital of Ecuador and counts about 3 million inhabitants at an average height of 2850m above sea level. It was the first historical center, together with Krakow, to be named Unesco world heritage in 1978. Sometimes it is dubbed the most beautiful capital of South America. The city is located in different valleys and is also endangered by a number of volcanoes. The closest and most dangerous is the Pichincha, located west of Quito. 

As there are numerous hills and mountains around the city, it is a magic experience to go up, enjoy the sunset and see the city light up. This photograph was made at a height of 4100m above sea level. Enjoy!

Exif: 28mm, 30 sec, F11, ISO 100

Nikon D800, Nikkor 24-70mm, B+W UV Filter, Tripod.

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Thea-r-tist Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
I lived in Valle de Los Chillos for about 10.5 months... Seeing Quito all lit up at night was one of my favorite things, and is one of the things I miss most fromliving there. Even though I got used to being surrounded by mountains 24/7 by the end of the first month, seeing Quito (and the surrounding area) lit up on the mountainside still took my breath away for the duration of my time there. Definitely one of the most beautiful cities in the world, I think, and I hope to go back someday.
Nameda Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
gorgeous!! I seriously wish that this would be a stock photo !! seeing it I had an immediate idea what I would do with it!
Kath-Traumtaenzerin Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Amazing picture!
Ludayz Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
very beautiful!! i love UIO
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner May 23, 2014   Photographer
Te gusta utilizar los códigos de aeropuertos? :p Gracias! Me encanto también estar alla arriba, seria lindo de regresar un dia... 
Ludayz Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Pues no exactamente pero Quito es muy conocido como UIO de forma cariñosa, la vista es espectacular, un amanecer también debe ser hermoso pero con mucho frío!
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014   Photographer
Si, con las luzes que vendrian del otro lado... Pero no idea si ya esta abierto tan temprano :( 
ihamo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Truly beautiful shot!
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014   Photographer
I'm happy you like it :) 
MirthaAmigurumis Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hermosa vista! saludos desde Guayaquil
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