Posted by: Jena Davison | January 11, 2012

Jardín de Quindes

Until the end of January, a street art display of 65 creatively painted quindes, or hummingbirds, will be set up along Avenida Nacionas Unidas, in front of Quicentro mall. Quindes, also called colibrís, symbolize the city of Quito; there are 130 species of hummingbirds in Ecuador, with half of them living in Quito. The individual quindes in this outdoor exhibition were decorated by local artists, musicians and poets. Jardín de Quindes is definitely worth a look, even if only quickly strolling through on the way to the mall or Parque Carolina. The display is illuminated at night, so it is possible to visit after dark as well.

Here is a slideshow of some of the quindes:

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