A man was caring for his family and me I was looking for the poncho museum.
Copacabana is a harbour city on the lake Titicaca. People travel there to reach the islands and some boat drivers are now resting.
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).
New buildings are always coming, concrete is even advertised on the highway.
The lack of a regulated landscape plan creates unique scenery in Bolivia.
A boy was selling oranges.
Or the importance of corn in the American's diet.
An exit of the Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana
Welcome to the wealthy area of La Paz.
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.
We are getting to the historical city center.
Is August but for them, unfortunately, is still school time :)
The shoeshine boy at work stops a time.
It's morning, the sun bless a busy place.
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.
The cableline is a very restful and easy way to see the city from above.
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).
A slice of meat cooked before is served with rice or boiled mais, steamed vegetables and, of course, a potato.
The economy replies to all the social classes of Bolivia.
With hope we look forward the new day.