Quito day 2

Today was a relaxing day. We took a taxi to Capilla del Hombre and Museo Guayasamín. It is the museum of the work of the painter Oswaldo Guayasamin and the home where he lived. 

The art gallery was amazing. Guayasamin designed it and had it built for the art. It was beautiful and moving. Although his paintings in the museum were about the suffering of the people of Latin America there was still a sense of hope and strength. I think it would be worth visiting Quito just to visit La Capilla del Hombre!

His home was just as he left it including his studio and his art collection.  This is the view from the house. 

We couldn’t take pictures in the house or the museum but I’ve included below a couple of pictures of postcards. 

These pictures are in the garden. 

The Capilla del Hombre and Museo Guayasamin were high on a hill above our hotel so although we took a taxi to get there we walked back to our hotel. 

For dinner tonight we went to a wonderful restaurant not far from our hotel. It was called Urko.  The octopus was nothing like we were served in Spain. But the flavors were oh so good!

We ended with espresso. 

And now the Guayasamin postcards. It would be very tempting to buy a print. 

Author: marionvermazen

I am a traveler, hiker, avid reader, Sun alumnus, computer geek, Spanish and French language student, knitter and genealogist. I am retired after working for almost 30 years in the Computer Industry. I live in Reno, Nevada with my husband Duke.

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