Photographer's Note

I just want to show an amusing and interesting place in Ecuador, regardless of the quality. There are only two photos on TE from there.

The Ciudad Mitad del Mundo is located 26 km north of the center of Quito. Monument to the Equator highlights the exact location of the Equator (f.rom which the country takes its name) and commemorates the eighteenth-century Franco-Spanish Geodesic Mission which fixed its approximate location. according to readings based on the World Geodetic System WGS84, used in modern GPS systems and GIS products, the equator actually lies about 240 metres north of the marked line.

It is fun to jump between the both hemispheres. There is also the small church that half of it lies in the north and half - on the south.

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12536 W: 133 N: 32303] (148915)
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