Monday, June 18, 2012

Cusco, Peru

The city of Cusco is located in a valley at an altitude of 3500 meters before coming of the Spaniards, there was the capital of the Incas in the city had many temples, later destroyed by the Spaniards. At the site of the largest Catholic churches were built ...

This preserved foundation of the former Temple of the Sun - the main temple of the city. On the field in front of him, according to the Spaniards, was a garden of golden trees in full size ... Now on this spot a Catholic cathedral.

It used to be that, apart from the foundation of the ancient temple there was nothing left. But then, during the earthquake collapsed the walls of some churches. And behind them were found surviving walls of temples of the Sun, Moon and Lightning. Now they are open and laid up and can be seen.

In the center of the church yard - the sacred stone. The Incas believed that this cup in the morning sun drinks the water. Earlier this cup, too, was covered with gold.

The ancient walls stood in the earthquake that destroyed a new structure of Spaniards, not by accident. The Incas were very skilled builders. Their buildings are highly mathematical precision.

Instead of laying the stones of the old bricks, they are simply plastered and painted. Here the left of the painting, so you can see, looked like "disguised" the wall at the time of the conquistadors.

Resolution of the City Hall, all the houses in Cusco must be covered with tiles!

Night in Cusco is very comfortable. Here you can calmly walk the streets at night.

Monday, June 11, 2012

The most mountainous capital of the world...

The most beautiful place in La Paz - Murillo is the area with beautifully restored buildings of the Parliament and the cathedral, wearing the same name as the city - Nuestra Senora de la Paz. Yes, the full name of La Paz it is in Latin America so much revered Mother of God, that many cities are named in her honor.

In the square ​​Murillo. The Parliament of Bolivia

The second central square in the city - square at the the Cathedral of San Francisco. From here just leaves Sagarnaga Street, where most souvenir shops.

The central street - Avenida Montes, turning into Perez Velasco

Central Street - Avenida  Perez Velasco.

Monday, June 4, 2012

The southernmost city in the world...

Ushuaia - is the southernmost city. To the south there are a couple of towns in Chile, but not cities. The city itself is living the South Pole. It is from this city of more than 80% sail cruises to Antarctica.

The symbols of the city are the Beaver and the Penguin.

South Nature. The city itself is located on the hills and when driving are the main streets that run up the hill.

On one side of the bay.

On the other side there are mountains.

One of the aircraft departing to the North Pole.