The Winged Virgin of Quito is a statue situated at the top of El Panecillo, a hill overlooking Quito. It is a representation of the Virgin Mary standing on top of a serpent, a symbol of evil. She is depicted with wings and a halo, with her arms outstretched. The statue is made of aluminum and was created by the Spanish artist Agustín de la Herrán Matorras. It was inaugurated in 1976 and stands at 45 meters (148 feet) tall, including its pedestal. All photos taken with the Nikon Z6 and either the Nikkor 14-30mm f/4 or 24-70 f/4 lens. Processed using Photoshop CC and Nik Collection’s Color Efex Pro 5 or Silver Efex Pro 3.
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