Sunday, January 29, 2006
Mosaico and Itchimbia
Itchimbia is an art gallery on a hill overlooking the old city of Quito. The building is made largely of glass and is of some historical significance. It was moved to this location and re-assembled a couple of years ago. We visited it last year and saw a collection of children’s art. However, this year we found that it was closed. Before we left the taxi, we asked the guard at the gate if the museum was open and he responded affirmatively. However, after we had climbed up the many steps to get there, we found it to be closed. And it was a cloudy and rainy day. So we were somewhat bummed.
As you can see from this photo, there is an outstanding view of Old Quito from the museum. The picture from inside the museum was taken last year and features Terry, Emily and our friend Muriel Johnson who was traveling with us.