Everyone who has been to La Paz knows exactly where this is taken, for many people this is the first sight of the city when coming from the airport or Lake Titicaca. At the time, this was the only road open out of the city, all others being barricaded by striking farmers. These days the situation seems hardly improved, last week the country was in serious political crisis yet once again.
The city centre is at about 3500m elevation. The airport is over 4000m.
Please click on the thing for a bigger version (I hope I figure out how to upload it) Pano consists of 2 stitched photos.
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dharbott (1894) 2005-06-13 8:57
Wow, what a huge view.
Great contrast between natural and man-made landscape - the scale is huge.
Fascinating - thanks for sharing.
jarosz0 (517) 2005-06-13 9:37
Marvelous landscape, full of details - very impressive. Cogratulations
coco (30439) 2005-06-13 11:13
Useful note (would be wrong say "nice", the situation in Bolivia is really bad now) and fantastic picture. Is very representative of what means a city in countries like Bolivia and similars.
Paker (2650) 2005-06-13 11:25
I guess it could have been a little bit bigger so I would not have to come up so close to my dusty monitor - ok. you got a good workshop ;)
Another really good shot. The sky is beyond impressive. Very good scan.
lukie (0) 2005-06-13 12:51
Outstanding, Tan ! Great view and I like the larger view even more. Nice job !
HalloweenHJB (152) 2005-06-13 13:33
Magnificent! The majesty of the mountains in contrast to the sprawling city in the valley is just amazing. And the quality of sharpness (did you use a tripod?) is great. Thanks for sharing this image with us --may I use it in my classes on Latin American culture? Best, Herbert
carper (96) 2005-06-13 14:10
very nice one Tan,
Fantastic view again, fantastic LP shot, it has everything, good sky, depth, sharpnes and is good composing, very good job Tan,
donluicu (24724) 2005-06-13 14:29
This is an impressive shot of an impressive city...well done, we don't see the two pictures..good job.
can you tell what is the software you used?
AmiBe (6042) 2005-06-13 14:52
very good pano, it's a really impressive point of view.
The clouds are really nice here.
It's very special to see a big city in this place, I like to see the city centre.
jjbach (9324) 2005-06-13 18:25
Wow Tan, great panorama, very impressive !!
The clarity is stunning and the lighting perfect. Excellent depth too. Very well done!
Leonie (8809) 2005-06-13 19:34
Wow Tan..excellent..A very impressive view indeed! Hopefully I can go there one day..:oP
Congrats on the good stich!
Aazragi (1927) 2005-06-13 22:39
Wow, what lovely shot. Great composition, lighting and Point of view. The clouds on sky and lights come out from the gap of clouds on mountains. Love it very much.
naxius (16685) 2005-06-14 3:57
This is an impressive view and I didn't know that city was so big and spreaded over ths sourrounded hills.
That road must be very impressive too.
Paolo (41222) 2005-06-14 4:21
Fantastic view Tan!
it seems took froma plane...and not from the airport!
great light and a fantastic sky!
PixelTerror (0) 2005-06-14 4:40
I see you quickly managed to master a pano tool, very nice result, some time ago I have posted a photo from a similar PoV but not that wide. What I like on your photo are the clouds, while in Bolivia I did see little clouds, here they even hide the Illimani. Nice and clear view as usual, but this you know already ;-)
Have a nice day,
nerve (10231) 2005-06-14 5:00
Nerden buluyorsun böyle muhteşem noktaları, tebrik etmek lazım seni her defasında..
A stunning view of the city..Wonderful panaroma shot..Clouds are just amazing here again.. Your POV is spot on..
MarekP (4750) 2005-06-14 5:20
This is stunning view. The city looks like a big river flowing through the valley. Very impressive. I like the smaller version more than the larger one.
bnallama (3763) 2005-06-14 9:38
Hi Tan, I was only lucky to see la paz from the plane and airport as they didn't let me in!! This is an amazing panorama of the city. Lovely colors.Well done. Bala
Tue (27814) 2005-06-15 16:33
Another great view over a city! I like this shot very much with the city surrounded by mountains, very well done! :-D
Paul57 (2217) 2005-06-18 10:41
This is one of the best shots of La Paz that I have ever seen. I looked at the larger version and I was amazed at the sharpness that you were able to achieve. This is a remarkable composition especially with the Andes in the backfround and those skyscrapers in the city centre. I think I could almost locate my hotel if I could zoom in.
Just plain spectacular.
mumek (20202) 2005-07-06 17:02
Good evening Tan!
Very impressive panorama, good stitching work.
Nice details, super sky with fantastic clouds, beautiful colours. Very well done.
alejandroguzman (4684) 2005-09-08 12:54
A great view Tan ... u got a nice shot. And unfortunately u were in a bad moment when u got it.
sssimon (684) 2007-04-14 17:16
What a nice panoramic picture! I was wondering how La Paz looks like but now, I have a very good idea!
I like the sight of these huge mountains in the background.
npecanhuk (67708) 2008-04-17 20:14
Just loved the larger version!
I was in the Titicaca Lake last year. I was planning to visit La Paz, but I was in Peru, so I preferred visit better the Country I was at... Maybe someday I'll be there!
Meanwhile, I travel in your picture... a great one, by the way!
Neyvan Peçanhuk - Brazil