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 bell tower of San Francisco with Cerro Rico  
   

bell tower of San Francisco with Cerro Rico

Potosi--Wild Colors and Faded Glory

February 15th 2013
My asthmatic lungs wheezed out a tune as I climbed the steep hills of one of the world's highest cities, Potosi, at 4,090 m/13,420 ft. For a couple of weeks, I explored the labyrinthine, narrow streets, ferreting out rich churches and monasteries encrusted with gold and silver, colorful, balconied 17c colonial palaces, and church roofs for grand views over the city and surrounding countryside. ... read more
South America » Bolivia » Potosí Department » Potosi

Bolivian Flag Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and counter-coups. Comparatively democratic civilian rule was established in 1... ... read more
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30th October 2013

Love this photo!
There is something about the framing and contrast between light and shade that makes me adore this image.
30th October 2013

Through a window, not so darkly...
Thanks, Shane. I love images through windows, maybe it's the contrast you mentioned.

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