One of the most beautiful cities in the world, Quito, Ecuador, sits on the equator, but the weather is never too hot. The reason is its altitude: 9000 feet (2743 meters) above sea level.
Much of Quito's architecture is Spanish Colonial, but much of it is modern as well. It is a vibrant, thriving city, without being too big for comfort.
Author Kay Davies and her photographer husband Richard Schear visited Quito with an eye to retiring in the city or its environs.
In this beautifully written and superbly illustrated volume, Quito: ¿Si o No? learn what the author and her husband decided, and why.
Book Blurb Friday
hosted by Lisa Ricard Claro at Writing in the Buff
Each week, Lisa posts a photo (see top photo, by Lynn Obermoeller) to inspire other writer-bloggers to imagine a book, of which the prompt photo is the front cover, and to write a "blurb" (maximum 150 words) for the back cover to entice people to buy this book.
This week's submission is 129 words.
(Additional photos by Kay Davies and Richard Schear.)
To see how the prompt photo inspired other writer-bloggers, please click