Altiplano, Lake Titicaca, Peru and Bolivia
Dec 1, 2011Public
Photo: Juliaca. Location of the airport on the Altiplano at 3800m.
Photo: The private Universidad Andina.
Photo: Puno. The streets and sidewalks in Peru and Bolivia are always swept meticulous clean.
Photo: Hotel Taypikala Lago, south of Puno.
Photo: View from the hotel towards lake Titicaca.
Photo: The oxygen bottle cures the headache for some hourse you usually have for the first 2 days at 3800m as the atmospheric pressure is only 60% that of sea level.
Photo: This picture was taken on the road between Puno and Sillustani at 11:11 on 11/11/2011. The LLama isn't concerned about that.
Photo: The towers of Sillustani.
Photo: The towers are conical shaped with the wider circumference on top and made in classic megalithic jointless construction from volcanic stone.
Photo: Some construction stones within the walls show strange hollows with traces of molten stone. Lightsaber fights of ancient aliens or possible natural explanation?
Photo: A perfect spherical hollow. The cavities must have been created after the wall construction as such inferior stone material wouldn't have been used for the very precise buildings.
Photo: There is one wind hole on the east of each tower. Maybe a hint for a possible function as metal ore furnaces?
Photo: On the evening of 11/11/2011 at the site of Amaru Maru. That's no ghost snake on the left, just someone walking around with a light.
Photo: Amaru Muru, the "stargate". The natural red sandstone layer are perfect vertical in this mountain range.
Photo: No ancient aliens came through the stargate.
Photo: This is the mostly used method for cultivation of potato fields around lake Titicaca. Almost nothing else eatable is growing at that altitude.
Photo: Copacabana, Bolivia. Port for leaving to the Isla del Sol.
Photo: Traditional boat made from totora. Totora reed grows on three places only: lake Titicaca, the Peruvian Pacific coast and 3500km away from the coast on Easter Island.
Photo: Cows are not indigenous here but settled in well.
Photo: Hiking on the Isla del Sol towards the Inca or pre-Inca site on the other coast.
Photo: Village on Isla del Sol. They have electricity there, but no cars. Houses are today made from soft adobe bricks and the field boundaries are simple dry brick walls. The knowledge or resources for the megalithic constructions have been lost already hundreds of years ago.
Photo: On the path to one of the many ancient ruins on the island.
Photo: The ancient buildings here are simple dry brick walls.
Photo: Only this place shows megalithic construction. The large block is local stone, the smaller ones are andesit from about 100km distance.