This monument indicates the equatorial line, or paralell 0º 0' 0''. It is located 13.5 km north of Quito, in Ciudad Mitad del Mundo (Middle of the World City). It measures 30 meters height and at the top there are a sphere of 4.5 meters in diameter and 5 tons in weight. Both the small city and the monument were built from 1979 to 1985 to be a tourist and cultural place.
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mcmtanyel (16017) 2013-08-29 20:57
Thank you for sending such a nice postcard from the middle of the world. The colors are natural and rich, POV is well chosen. It looks as though the sphere up top has peaks and valleys, is it supposed to be a model of the earth?
carlo62 (38024) 2013-08-30 0:28
molto bello questo monumento all'equatore, è imponente e solido.
Ottima la foto che lo ritrae, ben inquadrata e con bella luce.
Noel_Byrne (26998) 2013-08-30 0:51
A great monument for this place, very fitting and a very big and impressive statue. Really nice capture of it and thanks for your note. Once again, I am learning about the world through photography!
Have a great weekend
dta (70959) 2013-08-30 5:17
Ola Pedro ,
An imposant monument to realize the equatorial line ! Well taken , withe a beautiful sky and a nice sky .
gervaso (11352) 2013-08-30 9:12
Estuve ahí hace como 2 meses, y es un lugar muy interesante, y lo fotografiaste de una manera estupenda, con excelentes colores y un cielo despejado maravilloso! Linda composición! Buen trabajo!
ChrisJ (103565) 2013-08-30 11:52
A wonderful clear blue sky which is a rarity in Korea and China with all the air pollution there. So nice to see. Good sharpness and an informative note. The warm cold colour contrast between the red monument and blue sky is superb. Well framed and composed. Tfs!
jemaflor (88787) 2013-09-01 12:07
A monument well presented, good angle et perfect light, colors are pleasant, interesting post.
Bergenphotos (2640) 2014-11-21 17:35
I was there 3 weeks ago! It's a beautiful monument, but why didn't they double check the coordinates before they placed it...? It is indeed located more than 200 meters south of the real equator. But anyway, it is much more interesting than the real equator right up the road. This is a great photo showing the monument in all its majesty! I like it.