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On March 14, 1541, Quito was declared a city and on February 14, 1556, was given the title Muy Noble y Muy Leal Ciudad de San Francisco de Quito ("Very Noble and Loyal City of San Francisco...
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ABOVE YOU CAN SEE THE ENTIRE VIEW OF THE WEST SIDE OF QUITO. TOP LEFT OF THE MAP YOU CAN SEE A CAMP SITE NEXT TO TIKIE LAKE.
STORY TIME AT THE CAMP. I LOVE THE WAY IT LOOKS AT NIGHT
QUITOS FIRST SMALL CHURCH. PEOPLE FROM QUITO ARE MAINLY CATHOLICS, AND ABOVE "EL TREN" IS FINALLY HERE AND BY THE WAY I LOVE THAT COCA COLA SIGN ON THAT OF THAT BUSINESS BUILDING.
ON THE PICTURE BELOW YOU CAN SPOT QUITO'S FIRST ROAD RIGHT NEXT TO THE LOGS. I DECIDED TO LEAVE THE LOGS THERE JUST TO GIVE THE TOWN A DIFFERENT LOOK. PLUS IT MARKS THE STOP WHERE THE TOWN FIRST BEGAN ITS CONSTRUCTION. LOOK BACK AT MY FIRST POSTING TO REFRESH YOUR MEMORY
ROADS AND SEE HOW THAT TURNS OUT.
WE CAN SEE THA PEOPLE ARE ALREADY BUILDING THEIR HOMES. THIS LITTLE TOWN WILL BECOME A BEAUTIFUL CITY
A DIRT ROAD WAS CONTRUCTED TOWARDS THE SOUTH. "FEEDING GROUND" FARMS WILL BE BUILT THERE IN THE FUTURE
LDS ARE BLOOMING WITH CROPS. i HOPE YOU GUYS ENJOY MY UDATES AS MUSH AS I ENJOY BUILDING THIS TOWN.
THE CITY COUNCEL ORDER THE CONSTRUCTIONS OF AN ALL SEASON LOT. IT IS TO SERVE AS A FARMERS MARKET DURING THE HARVEST AND A X-MASS TREE SALE YARD DURING DECEMBER. EVERYONE IS HAPPY TO SEE THAT THEIR TOWN IS MOVING AHEAD.
Here below we can see that the X-mass trees are freshly cut and ready for sale
After weeks of traveling trough the forest they have finally found a place where they can start a new beginning. From the top if this hill they see a vast and beautiful land. There at the foot of the hill they will build their settlement.
They waste no time and begging to tear down nearby trees for lumber. They have also built a dirt road that will pave they way for their new town. Soon very soon we will see the first housing being built
This is the region view. I added some water to it, beacuse I want to give my version of the of city a little twist. The actual city of Quito does not have any big bodies of water like the ones below, but I have attempted to reconstruct the many hills and mountains that soround the city, specially the " Pichincha Volcano". More Updates will come soon on the west section of the region. The city roots will beging at the south east portion of this region below. The history of this beautiful colonial city, full of legends woven over more than 400 years, is still alive in the memory of its inhabitants. To find its origin it is necessary to go back in time to the 6th of December in 1534, when the Spanish conquistadors founded the city with 204 settlers. Before then, the present-day site of Quito was inhabited by the Quitus, a tribe from the Quechua civilization in a strip of land that stretched from what is now Cerro del Panecillo in the south to Plaza de San Blas in the center. Called the Kingdom of Quito in the Pre-Hispanic period, buildings in this ancient city were made of carved stone and sun-dried brick. Later, Spanish architects incorporated the same materials into their grandiose constructions. At the beginning of the 16th century, the city adopted a monumental style with the construction, by the various Catholic missions, of the impressive temples of San Francisco, Santo Domingo, La Catedral and San Agustin. The main events during this period took place in or around these temples, which helped promote religiousness among the people