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Old August 12th, 2010, 02:54 AM   #1
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Quito, Ecuador - Home to some of the Highest Scrapers in the World

I present you Quito, the capital of Ecuador. Located on the slopes of the Pichincha Volcano on the Western Andes range, the city boasts approximately 2 million people in its metro area. At and average altitude of 2,850 m amsl (city center) Quito is home to some of the "highest" highrise buildings in the World. The city itself rises to over 3,500 m amsl on its western edge and drops to about 2,600 meters at the eastern suburbs.

All pictures are not taken by me but posted on the Ecuadorian forum. Credits to all their authors.







































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Nice I wonder what it feels like to be at such altitude...
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Old August 12th, 2010, 03:28 AM   #3
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Nice I wonder what it feels like to be at such altitude...
When I go to Quito an go up a flight of stairs it feels like I sprinted for two blocks. As time goes by, though, your body adjusts and you do not feel shortness of breath as much.

The altitude is also interesting for, say, the performance of vehicles, aircraft, etc. Most cars need to be fine-tuned to maximize performance at such altitude. I once drove a car from Quito to the coastal plains and as I approached sea level, it felt like the car went from a Hyundai to a Ferrari performance wise!
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Old August 13th, 2010, 06:59 AM   #4
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I find it very interesting how the altitude even effects cars, etc. Amazing. I'm wondering how the altitude would effect someone say, like myself, as a first time visitor to such a place??...

Thank you for these wonderful photos
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Old August 13th, 2010, 12:52 PM   #5
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Quito is indeed a great, very nice and amazing city; i really like this city very much
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Old August 13th, 2010, 09:11 PM   #6
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Thank you Parisian Girl and Christos for your comments!
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A few more pictures out and around Quito. Photos from Flickr, panoramio, and Ecuador Forum. Credits to all their authors.















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Old August 13th, 2010, 10:39 PM   #8
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Beautiful city, what a good surprise.
Would love to go to Quito one day
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Old August 13th, 2010, 11:29 PM   #9
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Quito is really nice! I have a friend their and didn't saw her in like years, I realkly miss her! I should visit it once!
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Lovely Quito!
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Wow, these photos are great! Quito is just so pretty.
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Old August 14th, 2010, 08:07 AM   #12
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Thanks guys! Check the thread regularly since I'll be adding more pics
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Very impressive looking city.
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surprisingly beautiful!!
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Very nice Quito!!!
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