The people of the small Ecuadorian town of Tabacundo are the proud creators of the biggest floral structure ever built — a life-size replica of an Indigenous pyramid made from 546,364 roses.
The blazing red pyramid rises in the town square. Nearly all the flowers are red roses, with six per cent white, pink and yellow to provide white borders and a dazzling sun.
It took a week to erect, with about 1,500 people pitching in by working an average of 16 hours a day.
One of the organisers, Rosa Cisneros, said the town wanted “to show the world where the most beautiful roses on Earth come from”.