The dweller of a Chullpa

A chullpa is an ancient Aymara funerary tower originally constructed for a noble person or noble family. Chullpas are found across the Altiplano in Peru and Bolivia.

Two Andean sunsets

Achachila Mayor: el Illimani

Achachila: To locals, the high mountain peaks are more than just breathtaking natural phenomena. Known as achachilas in Aymara and apus in Quechua, they’re also considered living beings inhabited by powerful spirits. As controllers of weather and the source of vital irrigation water, these mountain gods must be appeased with constant offerings and worship, since if angered they’re liable to send hailstorms, frost or drought to destroy crops.

Lagunas part 3

Some more lagunas (lakes) near the Salar de Uyuni – Bolivia


 

Lagunas part 2

Some high altitude lakes, surrounded by salt deserts and extinct volcanoes…

Laguna Colorada

Of salt deserts and volcanoes

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