Cloistered Catholic nuns ride in a modern glass elevator added to the 16th century Convento de Carmen Alto. The Carmelite order was forced to settle in Quito after destruction of their monastery in a 1698 earthquake. Older nuns appreciate the convenience to climbing stairs to attend prayer in the chapel.
- MELISSA FARLOW
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- National Geographic Long Road South BOOK FARLOW 04526