Copacabana
       
     
Copacabana
       
     
Celebrations of the Virgin Mary at the Cerro El Calvario, Copacabana
       
     
Copacabana
       
     
Copacabana
       
     
Copacabana
       
     
Market of corn, Copacabana
       
     
Copacabana
       
     
La Paz from Miraflores
       
     
La Paz from Villa Pabón
       
     
La Paz
       
     
La Paz
       
     
La Paz
       
     
La Paz
       
     
Mercado de las Brujas (The Witches Market)
       
     
La Paz from the cableline
       
     
Lanza Market, La Paz
       
     
Street food stand, La Paz
       
     
Black Market, La Paz
       
     
View of Plaza San Francisco (Saint Francis Square), La Paz
       
     
Copacabana
       
     
Copacabana

A man was caring for his family and me I was looking for the poncho museum.

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Copacabana

Copacabana is a harbour city on the lake Titicaca. People travel there to reach the islands and some boat drivers are now resting.

Celebrations of the Virgin Mary at the Cerro El Calvario, Copacabana
       
     
Celebrations of the Virgin Mary at the Cerro El Calvario, Copacabana

Cerro El Calvario is a mount that overhangs the city, people gather there during one week of the year to celebrate the Virgin of Copacabana. The indigenous people of the Americas have passed to the Catholic religion but without having forgotten their past. The ancient rituals are still practiced at the place of those dictated by the Church and the Virgin Mary is worshiped in the same way of Pachamama (Earth Mother).

Copacabana
       
     
Copacabana

New buildings are always coming, concrete is even advertised on the highway.

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Copacabana

The lack of a regulated landscape plan creates unique scenery in Bolivia.

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Copacabana

A boy was selling oranges.

Market of corn, Copacabana
       
     
Market of corn, Copacabana

Or the importance of corn in the American's diet.

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Copacabana

An exit of the Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana

La Paz from Miraflores
       
     
La Paz from Miraflores

Welcome to the wealthy area of La Paz.

La Paz from Villa Pabón
       
     
La Paz from Villa Pabón

I had the need a wider view of the city. 

You will find a lot of houses with the bricks uncovered. One time it was as a sign of wealth for those still living in mudbrick houses, nowadays is to pay lower taxes.

La Paz
       
     
La Paz

We are getting to the historical city center. 

La Paz
       
     
La Paz

Is August but for them, unfortunately, is still school time  :)

La Paz
       
     
La Paz

The shoeshine boy at work stops a time.

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La Paz

It's morning, the sun bless a busy place.

Mercado de las Brujas (The Witches Market)
       
     
Mercado de las Brujas (The Witches Market)

A llama can give birth to an animal per parturition, so other fetuses result unborn. These fetuses are mummified and sold as important amulets to be buried under the foundations of houses in order to calm the anger of Mother Earth.

It may happens also that the birth is given during the night, in that case the baby animal, still wet, can die for the freezing.

The other stuff sold in the shop is meant for the tourists.

La Paz from the cableline
       
     
La Paz from the cableline

The cableline is a very restful and easy way to see the city from above. 

Lanza Market, La Paz
       
     
Lanza Market, La Paz

It has been built inside a building to avoid people on the streets. At the evening the only stands open are those selling street food. If the legends are true, at the last floor I will find who cooks chicharrón (fried belly and rinds of pork).

Street food stand, La Paz
       
     
Street food stand, La Paz

A slice of meat cooked before is served with rice or boiled mais, steamed vegetables and, of course, a potato.

Black Market, La Paz
       
     
Black Market, La Paz

The economy replies to all the social classes of Bolivia.

View of Plaza San Francisco (Saint Francis Square), La Paz
       
     
View of Plaza San Francisco (Saint Francis Square), La Paz

With hope we look forward the new day.