Basilica Del Voto Nacional From the Ground


La Basilica in Ecuador’s Old Town Quito was one of my favorite architecture experiences during my visit in August. I took a series of videos that give you a sneak view of the climb up multiple levels via a spiral staircase and three sets of wrought iron ladders above the clock tower, already at a height to give those afraid of heights something to think about. Refer to my blog post with 3 short videos of the views from the top as well as the experience climbing it from the clock towers to the very top. Secondly, take a look at a post I wrote on Old Town Quito itself which includes some magical photos of its people, buildings and everyday life.

On-the-ground, I continued to marvel over La Basilica’s presence – its angles, colors and intensity. If you can visit when no one is likely to be there, you’ll have a much more authentic experience and ‘quiet’ time to really be present with the views and the incredible architecture.

Renee Blodgett
Renee Blodgett is the founder of We Blog the World. The site combines the magic of an online culture and travel magazine with a global blog network and has contributors from every continent in the world. Having lived in 10 countries and explored nearly 80, she is an avid traveler, and a lover, observer and participant in cultural diversity.

She is also the CEO and founder of Magic Sauce Media, a new media services consultancy focused on viral marketing, social media, branding, events and PR. For over 20 years, she has helped companies from 12 countries get traction in the market. Known for her global and organic approach to product and corporate launches, Renee practices what she pitches and as an active user of social media, she helps clients navigate digital waters from around the world. Renee has been blogging for over 16 years and regularly writes on her personal blog Down the Avenue, Huffington Post, BlogHer, We Blog the World and other sites. She was ranked #12 Social Media Influencer by Forbes Magazine and is listed as a new media influencer and game changer on various sites and books on the new media revolution. In 2013, she was listed as the 6th most influential woman in social media by Forbes Magazine on a Top 20 List.

Her passion for art, storytelling and photography led to the launch of Magic Sauce Photography, which is a visual extension of her writing, the result of which has led to producing six photo books: Galapagos Islands, London, South Africa, Rome, Urbanization and Ecuador.

Renee is also the co-founder of Traveling Geeks, an initiative that brings entrepreneurs, thought leaders, bloggers, creators, curators and influencers to other countries to share and learn from peers, governments, corporations, and the general public in order to educate, share, evaluate, and promote innovative technologies.
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