Wednesday, August 28, 2013

South America In 20 Photos

I thought I'd share with you some of my favourite photos from South America that didn't make it into a blog post. I hope you like them and don't forget that they (and many more) can be found in the country albums on the right hand side of the blog.

Ladies shooting the breeze by a window in the colonial quarter of Cartagena.


A yucca-type plant in one of the many ephemeral ponds that form atop Roraima.



Views don't get much better than those from the edge of a tepui (table mountain) like Roraima.

A small, neighbourhood market that is a little run down, but whose architecture clearly harks back to better days. In Belen, Brazil.

The skeleton of a tree (probably cashew) among the bright white sand dunes of Lencois Maranhenses national park.
 
Lamp and colourful houses, Salvador.

The charming colonial heart of Ouro Preto.


Statue and building in the heart of downtown Rio de Janeiro.


Sound and light show among the Jesuit mission ruins of eastern Paraguay.

Bolivian lady in Plaza Murillo smiles as she procures herself tonight's dinner.
   
Cholita lady having a sly drink during the Entrada de Gran Poder in La Paz.
  
Farming the old fashioned way in the countryside around La Paz.

Kid on the boat heading out to Isla del Sol on lake Titicaca with the snow-capped Andes in the background.


Little indigenous Peruvian girl taking one last look over her shoulder at the strange foreigners. Cordillera Blanca.

Traditional totoro reed fishing rafts on the beach at Trujillo.


The authorities in Quito are very inclusive, even going so far as to give thieves their own zone.

The Tequendama hotel looming through the mist.


Colonial street seen through a mirror in Barrichara.

The one that got away. Hummingbirds don't stay still for long.


Plaza de la Luz in downtown Medellin.







2 comments:

Stephen Lioy said...

So many good shots here!

Ouro Preto street, Barrichara mirror, and downtown Medellin are probably my favorites but the whole lot are awesome!

What's the plan once you get a bit further north? Sticking around the US for a while or heading off to more exotic pastures?

Erik said...

Thanks, I appreciate the compliment coming from you - love your pics.

As for my plan, I'll be hitting the US from Mexico around late October and then I have up to 2 months to potter around before heading back to the UK. I've set Xmas as the end date for the trip. Looking forward to the excitement of "real life", becoming a responsible member of society and paying my taxes. (That's the plan anyway.)